This article is from the archive of our partner. Ice dancing is a sport that practically encourages fan ‘shipping. So are the Olympians actually romantic off the ice? Well, it’s complicated. It’s convincing enough that skaters are often asked if they’re dating in real life. The fact that sometimes the connection is romantic can raise eyebrows when there’s a brother-sister team like Maia and Alex Shibutani competing. Bosley said the Shibutanis are “pretty wise with what they choose,” but brother-sister teams are limiting. But these two former ice dancers told The Wire that behind the scenes, dancers’ relationships are often more like siblings’. Not sexy.
Kimberly Gill , Anchor. Derick Hutchinson , Senior Web Producer. Life hasn’t stopped for Davis since the Olympics, and she will be taking on a new role during this year’s events. Millions watched as Davis and White brought home the gold in Sochi.
In a press release, the pair said they have decided not to look too far ahead careers and that they will not make any further decisions until a later date. Davis and White began ice dancing together 17 years ago and have.
Davis and White delivered on their season-long goal of gold Monday night, giving the U. They beat longtime rivals and training partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, and it wasn’t even close. Davis and White finished with It was a flip of the Vancouver podium, where Virtue and Moir were first and the Americans second. It’s the 15th gold in Olympic figure skating for the Americans, most of any country, but first in dance, a discipline where they weren’t even afterthoughts a decade ago.
Davis and White also won the first world title by a U. Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov were third, adding a bronze medal to the gold they won in the team competition. The other two U.
U-M students Meryl Davis and Charlie White will not compete in 2014-15 figure skating season
Watching Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s breathtaking, gold medal-winning performance at the Olympics this past week, it was practically impossible not to assume that the ice-dancing duo was completely, hopelessly in love. But despite spending the majority of their time together for the past 17 years, the partners insist that they’ve always remained firmly in the friendship camp. Take that, Harry and Sally!
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Lovers? Spouses? Just Good Friends? On the Olympic Ice, It’s Getting Hard to Tell
T he Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be an extravaganza of cold weather sports, over which the real-life couples of ice skating will arguably take the center stage. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that many of the figure skating and ice dancing pairs at the Winter Olympics are couples both on and off the ice — after all, partners that skate together, stay together.
Both skated with other partners beforehand but what will make this Olympics even more special is that this will be the first games that the pair will be competing as a real-life couple. In an interview with NBC , Evan shared that he thinks this Olympics will be momentous for the both of them. While Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue are no longer together, the pair dated for two-and-a-half years despite initially not liking one another as partners on the ice.
They skate together in ice dance and the biggest competition of their lives, “Skating and dating doesn’t work for some people,” Mr. Bates said, The ice dance champions of , Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
After placing first with a world-record The American duo finished first in both the short and free ice dance in the inaugural team competition, and that helped the U. Each near-flawless performance seemed to be on another level from the rest of the field. Even formidable rivals Virtue and Moir were no match either time. Such was the case in this instance too. Davis and White didn’t need to top their Olympic-record score of White discussed dealing with the expectations of being such heavy favorites before the Olympics commenced, and how he and Davis expect greatness as it is, per NBCOlympics.
I guess I would say that nobody can ever put more pressure on us than we put on ourselves. We are both so competitive. We are both harder on ourselves, I think, than anyone could ever be on us.
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Madison Chock and Evan Bates work together in the fullest and most intertwined sense, two athletes who have fused into a couple as both competitors and entertainers during a nine-year partnership. For the past three years, that has made the U. Until the last month, that is. So, much to their bemusement, Chock and Bates have suddenly been in demand as relationship counselors. The dogs have never had it so good: long, looong, looooong walks at least twice a day and constant human companionship.
When asked by Yahoo Sports recently about the fact that during the last Olympics his relationship with Belbin was kept on the “down low,” White said: “It actually still is. So probably As an ice dancer, we take our on-ice relationships so seriously, and that’s really the way we like to go about it. Davis and White have been ice dancing’s top team over the past two seasons and won Olympic silver four years ago.
As part of their routine, they often portray characters that are in love, with as much realism as possible for the benefit of fans and judges. Belbin is a former ice dancer who competed for the United States with Ben Agosto, winning a silver medal in Torino in and placing fourth four years later. Along with Davis, White will battle Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, their close friends and training partners, when the individual dance event begins on Sunday. Asked if it is an odd feeling to portray being in love with a woman other than his girlfriend, White said, “It’s just sort of the way we all fall in.
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“My girlfriend is a former ice dancer, so she gets it,” White tells PEOPLE.
It’s a balmy evening in June, the air rich with the smell of fresh flowers, the breeze rustling the trees and wafting the distant lilt of music on strings. The magical is meeting with the practical here: the idyllic beauty of a Provencal wedding reconciled with the aching realities of spending an afternoon walking gardens and gravel paths in a pair of heels. Instead of slipping away to gaze lovingly into one another’s eyes, the bride and groom excuse themselves for a quick wardrobe change so that she can be more comfortable at the reception—not a fairytale romance, but the real world kind.
But just as it seems that the evening might be coming back down to earth, wonder reasserts itself. As they make their way back to their guests, the blue kiss of twilight turns buttery yellow under strings of lights woven between a lane of stretching plane trees, their friends and family seated for a feast beneath the glow of the lights. It’s probably my favorite memory ever up to this point.
And that’s some stiff competition: after all, for an Olympic medalist and Dancing With the Stars champion, there are plenty of spectacular memories to choose from. Hailing from the suburbs of Detroit, an international hub for professional and competitive skating, Meryl Davis spent much of her young life training to achieve the heights of Olympics greatness that she reached with partner Charlie White at the winter Olympics, when the duo took gold in ice dancing.
Meanwhile her now-husband Fedor Andreev, himself a professional skater, was in some ways the opposite—born in Russia, he moved to Canada as a child with his mother, Marina Zoueva, who would later go on to be Meryl’s longtime coach. From there, he lived in a number of cities, including several years living and training in Detroit. So we are friends who’ve sort of blossomed over time. With such busy lives, the couple didn’t begin to date until , around the same time Fedor was preparing to retire from competitive skating.
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The ice-dancing darlings of the Sochi Winter Olympics are going their separate ways for the first time in 17 years. The two, who have said they are not dating each other but are in relationships with other people, are approaching the competition just as they did the Olympics — “together,” Davis says. Obviously our competitive spirits will take over at some point, and we’re looking forward to learning a lot.
We feel like we’re in it together. Seventeen years of partnership, it’s certainly going to be a tough habit to break. She’ll be dancing with the bad boy of the ballroom, pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Meryl Davis, Charlie White remain close to skating, the sport they dominated They practiced for a couple of hours after school every ice, but stayed active.
If you’re an avid Dancing with the Stars fan, you’re probably also a fan of on-screen romances between the contestants. It just seems so perfect when the stars and dancers fall in love, right? This season, everyone’s talking about Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish’s supposed romance with her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy.
Well, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Of course, you already know this if you’re a big DWTS fan! I’m talking about Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy , who won last season’s show. As previously announced, they’re reuniting to perform in Sway: A Dance Trilogy. But this doesn’t mean they’re dating, right?
That’s exactly what I decided to investigate.
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They glide across the ice with beaming smiles and interlaced hands. One movement is mirrored by another. Muscle meets grace. More than a few couples watching the Olympics at home are probably wishing their relationships were more like the ones they see on the ice. Some of those pairs are actually dating, some are just good friends, others are brother and sister — but all spend way more time together than most married couples.
Of course, the faces they show to millions of fans can hide plenty of turmoil.
For years, Charlie White has dated the “hottest athlete” of the Winter Olympics – but and Charlie White of the United States compete in the team free ice dance.
Champion who won her championship in St. Paul and Olympic Team Member. Four years is such a commitment and we certainly understand having gone through two Olympics already. But it is exciting. A: Oooh. That is a question that no one has asked me. A: We had to take the year off since there was no time, but we are slowly making progress on our undergraduate degrees.
A: You know, by the time I had to make a choice I was pretty successful in both and very fortunate to only be surrounded by people who were supportive. No one gave me a hard time. All my teammates were appreciative I would make good contributions to the team. And they were fans of my figure skating and recognized how much that helped me as a hockey player.