Former NBA star Kevin Johnson engaged to ex-D.C. schools chief

November 6, 2009 at 10:30 am by Terez in Kevin Johnson

Terez, we rival Barack and Michelle as a couple

Terez, we rival Barack and Michelle as a couple

To say that Michelle Rhee and Kevin Johnson rolled out their relationship carefully is an understatement. Last winter, the D.C. schools chief declined to say whether she and the mayor of Sacramento — a longtime friend and close political ally — were dating. Not even after we saw them holding hands during the inauguration! (“I don’t comment on my personal life,” she said at the time.) But seems as though they’re officially a couple now. In fact, she confirmed for us, they’re engaged. Rhee, 39, spoke Wednesday night at a Democrats for Education Reform/DC School Reform Now event downtown, and a pretty sparkly thing on her left hand caught the eye of more than one audience member. Seems fitting, since this is a relationship we’ve largely followed via sightings of the two at various policy-wonk confabs. — Washington Post

It’s the Asian persuasion..gets you every time. -TO