Nicola Hancock, 23, who plays for the Melbourne Stars, and her partner Hayley Jensen, 26, were pictured wearing long wedding gowns, which made it possible to conclude that they have tied the knot. Jensen shared a tweet prior to her big day. “And in 2 days you will be my wife,” she wrote accompanied by love heart emojis. According to a Facebook post, Hancock is taking the last name of her new wife. The pair have rarely spoken about their relationship to the press, but in one interview last year Jensen mentioned Hancock was helping her to recover after an injury which led to suspension from playing cricket. Equal marriage has been legal in New Zealand since April 2013. A bill of legislation was passed by the House of Representatives which won by 77 votes to 44. The bill was granted royal assent on April 19 that year. Marriage equality was more of a struggle in Australia after the country held a referendum on the issue in 2017. 61.6 percent of people voted in favor of same-sex marriage and on December 9 it was legalized in the county.