Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir make their debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, where the most decorated figure skaters in history reveal they did indeed date once... back when they were seven and nine, respectively.
"Well we did date," Scott confesses. "Tessa was seven and [I was] nine. But we didn't talk to each other. I remember when we were skating, we'd just hold hands and avoid eye contact. In order to advance our partnership we had to put our hot and heavy relationship on the side. Which means I broke up with Tessa and none of my friends have let me live it down since."
The Canadian ice dancers just captured the world's hearts once again at their third Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, where they won two more gold medals. But when it comes to owning each other's hearts, the couple insists they're definitely not dating currently.
"If we were, would announce it here. This would be the place," Tessa says.
The 28-year-old athlete understands why some may come to that conclusion, however, given the strong emotional bond she has with Scott, 30.
"We always say that's a big compliment because what we portray on the ice is really important to us and we love getting into character, we love telling a story," she says. "We've spent 20 years working hard on this partnership... and mostly in those moments when the music ended in Peyongchang I just looked at Scott and I was so grateful to live the past 20 years by his side and to share in that moment together."
The pair go on to play a game of "The Definitely Not Dating Game," where they try to match each other's answers on Scott's celeb crush, Tessa's guilty pleasure, and whether Scott wears boxers or briefs.
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