When you think of the SEA Games, you think about fierce competition, incredible athletic talent and of course, the drive to win. But somethign else was on the mind of Philippine national tennis player Ruben Gonzales Jr – love.
Ruben won the silver medal for his event, the men’s double final. Him and his teammate Treat Huey lost to their countrymen, Francis Casey Alcantara and Jeson Patrombon. Still, though he failed to take home the gold, Ruben did score a win with a much more valuable piece of bling.
Right after the title match, he still wasn’t done chasing his goals. After the awarding ceremony, Ruben proposed to his girlfriend Michele Bumgarner right there on the court!
The crowd cheered as Ruben won a yes from Michele!
Congratulations to the happy couple and of course, to Team Philippines for the gold and silver wins!