Canada’s golden couple Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have got an incredible chemistry between them.
On ice for sure.
Away from the rink, their relationship status has been the source of plenty of speculation.
Are they a couple? Just good friends?
Ellen DeGeneres tried to get to the bottom of it all when she caught up with the PyeongChang 2018 ice dance champions.
It was straight to the point on ‘The Ellen Show‘.
“So are you a couple?” the TV host asked directly.
“We always say that is a big compliment because what we portray on the ice is really important to us,” Virtue began.
She continued, “A lot of the emotions we portray are universal themes that resonate with everyone, so the fact that people feel invested in our partnership is truly remarkable.”
So that sounds like a negative.
But, wait! Virtue still had more to say about their alliance:
“In those moments when the music ended (at PyeongChang 2018) I just looked at Scott and I was so grateful to have lived the last 20 years by his side and to share in that moment together.”
DeGeneres’ dryly delivered her assessment to her response.
“So you’re a couple”, she said, as the studio audience broke into laughter.
But Virtue refused to concede, saying, “If we were, we would announce it here.”
A brief pause. So is she? Is she going to say it?
But no. No big announcement followed.
For his part, Scott Moir did at least admit that the duo had shared some childhood dates.
“We didn’t talk to each other,” he recalled.
“I remember when we were skating, we would just hold hands and avoid eye contact.”
“In order to advance our partnership we had to put the hot and heavy relationship on the side.”
Moir revealed that he broke it up – and his friends have never let him live it down since.
PyeongChang was supposed to be Virtue and Moir’s golden swansong to the sport.
Having taken time off after Sochi 2014, the duo swept to victory in the ice dance competition in Korea.
They also helped Canada win the team competition and are now the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.
So is it the end of their competitive careers?
“To live that Olympic fairytale the way that we did and to execute the programs how we dreamed of, is something that we’ll cherish,” Virtue began.
She then turned to her dance partner Moir before adding:
“So I think it is probably a good time to end.”
Once again a slither of doubt over their situation remains.
But maybe we just have to accept that ice dance’s dream couple don’t have quite the same magnetic attraction off the ice after all.