When Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took to the podium to receive what may be their last Olympic medal, they couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by the enormity of the occasion and overjoyed to be celebrating it together.
“It’s been a long journey,” Scott told Hello! Canada from Sochi shortly after the medal presentation. “We always say to each other we wouldn’t want to do this with anyone else! That was the way we felt up there on the podium. We just wanted to take the time to take in the moment and, as Tessa said, really enjoy it.”
As they should.
The two-time world champions and 2010 Olympic gold medallists gave one of their best performances of the year, netting them silver to their U.S. rivals Charlie White and Meryl Davis.
The moment encapsulated 17 years of partnership and hard work, trust and love – a relationship that will continue to grow even if it may be their last Olympics together.
For, as they open up about in the newest issue of Hello!, theirs is a relationship that runs far deeper than just teammates. “No matter what we were going through … we always found that connection on the ice,” Tessa says.
And now that the stress of competing is behind them, could their relationship take on a new direction?