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Why Nastia Liukin Is Postponing Her Wedding to Matt Lombardi

Why Nastia Liukin Is Postponing Her Wedding to Matt Lombardi

Despite being “very in love,” Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin and her fiancé Matt Lombardi are putting the brakes on their wedding!

Liukin told People magazine, "My career has been so crazy, we both felt it was best to take a breather and focus on spending time with each other. We’re together, we’re engaged and we are postponing.”

The two have been engaged for two years and recently moved in together. She said, “I’m really obviously very excited to spend the rest of my life with him. We bought a house in December and started a new business together and we just kind of wanted to take a second and pause and breath.”

"It’s not like we’re taking a break in our relationship at all,” she clarified.

Nastia and Matt were supposed to be marrying in Rhode Island next month, but made the decision to delay in March. As for why she kept quiet, the 27-year-old explained, "There hadn’t been a reason to announce this news. Because our family friends all know, our guests who were all invited knew it had been postponed.”

Liukin, who competed on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2015, revealed that the new wedding date will most likely be next summer.

Lombardi popped the question in Boston two years ago. She told People, "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.”