Nastia Liukin Boyfriend Ben: Dating And Relationship Timeline

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Nastia Liukin is currently dating her new boyfriend, Ben, after breaking up with football star Sam Martin.

The two have been together for about a year now and are seen traveling to various places.

However, there is no news of them getting married anytime soon.

Their social media accounts demonstrate that they are open about their relationship and do not shy away from showing their affection to one another.

Nastia Liukin Posing Inside Her Car
Nastia Liukin Posing Inside Her Car (Source: Instagram)

The former American professional gymnast was born on October 30, 1989, in Moscow, Russia.

Later, her family migrated to the US when she was 2 and a half years old.

Coming from a family of extraordinary gymnasts, Liukin competed in her first national championship in 2002 at the age of 12.

In 2005, she won her first senior national championship in the United States and won gold on the uneven bars and balance beam in the global championship.

Similarly, Liukin defended her national championship in 2006 and was named to the US team for the 2006 World Gymnastics Championship.

She also competed in several championships, including the World Championships, Pan American Games, and Pacific Rim Championships.

The five-time Olympic medalist became Olympic all-round winner in 2008 in Beijing.

Eventually, the 2018 USOC Co-Sportswoman of the Year award winner announced her retirement from the sport on July 2, 2012.

Following her retirement, she invested her full-time as a host for the Nastia Liukin Cup, which she inaugurated in 2010.

Nastia Liukin Boyfriend Ben

The former athlete reportedly started dating Ben around the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.

However, there is no precise information on how and when they actually started dating.

Ben is a model and sports lover who is frequently seen watching live games, including the Rangers (MLB) and NBA Playoffs.

Nastia With Her Boyfriend Ben
Nastia With Her Boyfriend Ben (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, he also appears to like cycling and traveling and enjoys participating in sports and staying active.

Ben is available on Instagram @bens_there and frequently posts pictures of him exploring new places with his girlfriend, Nastia.

“An incredible week of celebrations! Thank you to everyone I was able to spend it with and most importantly Nastia,” Ben recently posted a picture of him with his girlfriend.

Nastia Liukin: Relationship Timeline

Prior to her relationship with her new boyfriend, Ben, Nastia was linked with American Skater Evan Lysacek in 2009 after the Beijing Olympics.

However, the skater denied the rumors of them being in a romantic relationship and stated that they were just “close friends.”

Similarly, she dated former Boston College hockey player Matt Lombardi and even got engaged on June 1, 2015.

Following their engagement, they announced their marriage but ended up parting ways in November 2018.

According to US Magazine, their break up was a mutual decision, and the two had no hard feelings.

In an interview, Lombardi said that he started viewing his life as a “blank canvas” after the breakup.

“And we’re friendly and get along, and I believe we’re just doing our own thing and stuff like that now,” he said.

“I came out of that [relationship] with so many learnings and stuff,” he added.

Nastia With Her Ex-Boyfriend Sam Martin
Nastia With Her Ex-Boyfriend Sam Martin( Source: Instagram)

Liukin then dated Sam Martin, the then-Denver Broncos punter, for a few months in 2019.

Moreover, Nastia described her relationship with the NFL player as an easy-to-go thing, as both of them were athletes.

Eventually, the two call it quits on their relationship in 2022. However, the public does not know the reason behind their break up.

Anil Chapagain
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