Nastia Liukin Is Engaged to Matt Lombardi
She didn’t take home the mirrorball trophy, but Nastia Liukin scored something just as sparkly and a lot more precious on Monday.
The Olympic gold medalist, who competed on the most recent season of Dancing with the Stars alongside partner Derek Hough, announced her engagement to boyfriend Matt Lombardi on Twitter.
“So this just happened ” the 25-year-old captioned a photo of her gorgeous diamond ring with her new fiancé standing with open arms in the background.
“Matt proposed in Boston last night with a beautiful ring he designed himself,” the gymnast tells PEOPLE in a statement. “He told me we were going to celebrate together and to my surprise my parents, best friend and his family and best friend were waiting there to celebrate with us. We are both so excited for our future together.”
The Russian-American gymnast, who was the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion, previously dated figure skater Evan Lysacek. Lombardi is the founder of VentureUp, a sports team-coaching platform.
• Reporting by AILI NAHAS