Who Is Liliana Blaj? Mother Of Sabrina Ionescu

by Manisha Mon Jul 17 2023 Updated On Tue Jul 25 2023
Who Is Liliana Blaj? Mother Of Sabrina Ionescu

Liliana Blaj is the mother of professional basketball player Sabrina Ionescu, who plays for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball

She was married to Dan Lonescu. They are initially from Romania. They are parents of twins. 

Her then-husband went to the United States as a refugee after the 1989 insurgency in Romania

However, Liliana and her son could not join her ex-husband and daughter until 1995. They were not able to relocate to the USA for six years. 

Liliana Blaj's ex-husband, Dan Lonescu.
Liliana Blaj's ex-husband, Dan Lonescu. Source: Facebook

Is Sabrina Married?

Sabrina is not married yet, but she is engaged to Hroniss Grasu. They have known each other since their college days. 

He used to play football, and she used to play basketball in college. They dated for long and got engaged in 2023

Sabrina Ionescu with her fiance.
Sabrina Ionescu with her fiance. Source: Instagram


Her daughter Sabrina is 25 years old. 

Net Worth

Her daughter Sabrina's net worth is estimated to be $1 million

Sabrina Revealed 10 Things She Can't Live Without

In an interview with GQ Sports, Sabrina revealed the top 10 essential things in her life. She loves her Nike shoes because she designed them herself. 

She said the shoe is very comfortable and very light to wear. She carried her Louis Vuitton cross-body bag every day. 

She takes her bag to the basketball court and even to her gym. She said she could style her bag with anything. She loves her pearl bracelet. 

She said she does not wear that daily as it is super sensitive to water and perfume. 

She wears it on special occasions only. She uses her Beats pill every single day. 

She carries her mini band while traveling so that she can work out when she is busy. She loves listing her schedule and things in her notebook. 

She said she write down her ideas in a notebook. Since she works out so much, she wants to smell fresh, so she uses dove body lotion. 

She does not go anywhere without water. She always loves to stay hydrated as she works out or practices. 

She can’t live without her phone. She loves the smell of Chanel perfume. 

Sabrina Breaks All-Time 3-Point Contest Record

Sabrina broke the all-time 3-point contest record between WNBA and NBA. She scored 37 points out of 40 and created history. 

She hit 25 out of 27 shots. She broke the record held by Stephen Curry in 2021, Tyrese Haliburton in 2023, and the WNBA record set by Allie Quigley in 2022

It was a historic moment for her. She said she was focused on one shot at a time and ensuring she didn’t miss too many pictures. 

She thanked the crowd for cheering her up the entire time. She added she practiced a lot to get the rhythm and consistency. 

It was the best performance by any basketball player in the WNBA history. The former record holder also congratulated her for her achievement. 

Sabrina Reacted Her Family Good Luck Message

Friends and family wished Sabrina for her quarterfinals. She thanked everyone for their warm wishes. 

She was surprised to listen to her brother. She joked that he had practiced much to say that in front of the camera. 

She shared she tried to hold her tears when her parents were giving such a motivating message to her. 

She said she tried her best to do just for them. She added her parents had done a lot for her to get where she is in her life, so she doesn’t want their sacrifice to go in vain.

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