‘Dancing With The Stars’ Nastia Liukin Engaged: Gymnast’s Love Matthew Lombardi Pops The Question

Dancing With the Stars’ Nastia Liukin is engaged to her love, Matthew Lombardi. The Olympic gymnast champion and DWTS star shared the exciting news via her Instagram account, and fans are thrilled for her.

Nastia Liukin’s engagement announcement came via a photo showing the ring on her hand and her fiance Matt in the background with his arms raised. Dancing With the Stars fans had seen Lombardi frequently in the audience cheering his love on throughout the competition as she partnered with Derek Hough and Sasha Farber, and now it looks like the couple has big plans to put together.

Just how did the big proposal come together? Us Weekly shares the scoop on the Dancing With the Stars news. Nastia Liukin’s engagement happened Monday night in Boston. The gymnast says that Lombardi designed the gorgeous ring himself, and he arranged to have Nastia’s parents, her best friend, his parents, and his best friend there to help them celebrate.

According to E! Online, Liukin’s engagement ring has a cushion brilliant diamond that is estimated to be about 4 carats. The ring also has a halo of pavé diamonds around the center stone, and diamonds around the band. Though specific cost estimates weren’t shared, sources for E! noted it is a “six-figure” ring that Lombardi created for his fiancée.

Nastia Liukin of 'Dancing With the Stars' is engaged

Nastia and Matt have been together for a while now, and they’ve stayed strong through the challenges of maintaining a long-distance relationship. Lombardi lives in Boston and while Liukin is based in New York, she was in Los Angeles quite a bit throughout Season 20 of DWTS.

Hough and Liukin had some big challenges to tackle in this season together, including some extreme commuting and Hough’s injuries mid-season. While many pegged them as a couple certain to be in the finale, they were eliminated just one step shy during the semi-finals. Ultimately, Noah Galloway, Riker Lynch, and Rumer Willis made the finale, with Rumer and Val Chmerkovskiy earning the big win.

Of course, the gymnast isn’t sharing any specifics regarding wedding plans quite yet, but it’ll surely be a gorgeous affair. Perhaps Derek Hough and others from the Season 20 DWTS crew can be on-hand to choreograph some fun reception pieces, or a first dance for Nastia and Matt. Congratulations to Dancing With the Stars’ Nastia Liukin on her engagement to Matthew Lombardi! Fans can’t wait to see what comes next for the sweet couple.

[Photo by Michael Hickey / Getty Images, Nastia Liukin’s Instagram]

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