Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue are the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history and that’s going to have to be enough. While the pair have sparked romance rumors for years thanks to their close friendship and passionate routines, including one move that was banned by the Olympics for being too provocative, Mirtue shippers will have to be satisfied with the Canadian skaters keeping their heat on the ice. Moir has announced his engagement and it’s not to Virtue. Pour out a double double for any remaining hopes of these two making it official.
Moir and Virtue were in Moir’s hometown of Ilderton, Ontario on Wednesday where the pair were receiving their plaques for Canada’s Walk Of Fame, which inducted the Olympic athletes in 2018. A clip of Moir’s speech has been making the rounds on social media and shows Scott thanking his aunt and former figure skating coach Carol Moir, who set Scott up with Tessa when the young skaters were looking for partners. “She’s pretty good at picking partners, I will say that,” said Scott, referencing his 21-year partnership with Tessa, which “seemed to last a little bit longer.” Scott’s aunt also set her nephew up with his first skating partner Jackie Mascarin, with Moir adding “And the first one that she gave me is now my fiancée, so that works alright.”
If you need the receipts (fiancé) pic.twitter.com/OcMDMmnC2E
— Mel (@MB_VMProg) August 7, 2019
Moir has yet to speak publicly his relationship with Mascarin beyond his comment during Wednesday’s ceremony, but Virtue essentially confirmed the engagement with a playful post that included the skater shielding her eyes while looking for a date to an upcoming wedding. Virtue’s Twitter is already flooded with volunteers, so we don’t think she’ll be doing the chicken dance alone.
Thank you for the kind words!!
Currently looking for a +1 for an upcoming wedding 😉 pic.twitter.com/HZSKaEZ2yK
— Tessa Virtue (@tessavirtue) August 8, 2019
While we may have experienced a teeny, tiny fleeting second of sadness that Moir and Virtue won’t be challenging Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s title of “Royal Wedding of the Decade,” (it definitely would have been a national holiday in Canada), we are very excited for Moir and Mascarin. And a little bit concerned for Mascarin. Fingers crossed that skating fans and the internet in general are kind to the woman who is ‘coming between’ the golden couple. You know, the two people who were actually only a couple when they were CHILDREN. I think we all know that common sense and Twitter trolls are often mutually exclusive.
As long as we get to see Virtue and Moir skate together, we’re more than fine with the pair just being friends. But don’t tell us if they stop being friends. We have a limit to how chill we can be when it comes to Canadian legends.