On Saturday December 10, 2011, Joe Mauer, Minnesota's most eligible bachelor officially engaged to fellow Cretin-Derham Hall graduate Maddie Bisanz although no wedding date has been set. Not dating during high school, the couple has been friends for about seven years and has been dating in recent years, according to Joe Mauer’s family.
Joe Mauer, 28, proposed to his girlfriend, Maddie Bisanz in Florida, where he lives off-season. Maddie Bisanz is a nurse and a former high school classmate of Joe Mauer’s. Both attended Cretin-Durham Hall High School in St. Paul and graduated in 2001. "I was hoping for a yes, and she said yes," Joe Mauer said when proposing. "I'm getting to marry my best friend." "A place that is special to both of us," Joe Mauer shared on Sunday from Florida. "We couldn't be happier, and we're both really excited." Mauer has always been private about his personal life and his dating past, although he was linked to former Miss USA Chelsea Cooley in 2006. Beside the engagement news, Twins star confirmed he fully recovered from pneumonia and plans to be ready to go immediately after the Twins report to spring training in February. In fact, the knees and legs feel good and he made some changes to exercise and eating habits this off-season to try and be better prepared for the season.
Joe Mauer’s girlfriend Maddie Bisanz is the bridesmaid standing next to the bride (back row)
Maddie Bisanz (left) played an important role as one of bridesmaids at Courtney Craig’s wedding in 2007
One of Minnesota's most recognizable sports stars, 28-year-old Joe Mauer will officially marry to Maddie Bisanz after proposing her in Florida over the weekend
The wedding date has not been set
Although having been friends for about seven years, Joe Mauer and Maddie Bisanz has been dating in recent years
The Twins catcher Joe Mauer played in only 82 games, missing most of the first two months of the season with a bilateral leg weakness condition
Last year, Joe Mauer agreed to an 8 year $184MM dollar contract with his hometown Minnesota Twins so that Mauer’s salary is $ 23 million dollars per year
Maddie Bisanz: Joe Mauer and Girlfriend are Ready To Wed (Pictures)