- Filipino tennister Ruben Gonzales turned their SEA Games awarding ceremony into a surprise wedding proposal
- Gonzales earned a silver in the gold medal match of men’s doubles against compatriots Francis Casey Alcantara and Jeson Patrombon
- After he was awarded, Gonzales turned to his girlfriend Michele Bumgarner, knelt down on one knee and asked her hand in marriage
A Southeast Asian Games athlete earned more than a medal at the event. He also got a “yes” from his girlfriend.
Filipino tennister Ruben Gonzales had more reasons to celebrate; not only did he bag a silver medal but his girlfriend Michele Bumgarner also accepted his wedding proposal. Gonzales and his partner Treat Huey fell short in the gold medal match of men’s doubles against compatriots Francis Casey Alcantara and Jeson Patrombon to a 7-6 (6-2), 7-5.
But despite the defeat, Gonzales will still go home a happy man as he is now set to marry the love of his li
fe. After the awarding ceremony, Gonzales surprised everyone when he asked his sweetheart Michele Bumgarner when he knelt down in one knee and asked her hand in marriage. Bumgarner, who is a race car driver, was of course thrilled and said her resounding, “yes.”
In an Instagram post, Bumgarner shared how shocked she was with the proposal and was excited to marry the love of her li
She wrote, “Still in such a shock. Can’t believe I’m marrying my best friend and the absolute love of my li
fe. I LOVE YOU @rubenninogonzales and to all our friends and family who kept this surprise from me! I LOVE YOU ALL!”
Only goes to show how our Filipino athletes are not just winning medals but also hearts at the 30th SEA Games. Congratulations!