After capturing their second gold medal at the PyeongChang Olympics on Monday (Feb. 19), Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir managed to sneak away from the cameras to celebrate in private. “After 20 years together we look forward to the quiet moments,” explained Scott in an interview with radio hosts Roz and Mocha on Toronto’s Kiss92.5. "We stepped away and were like, ‘Wow, that was everything we thought it would be,” added the athlete.
While Canadians are still trying to recover from the couple’s spellbinding performance to music from Moulin Rouge, Tessa and Scott are basking in the glory of being the most-decorated figure skaters of all time. Their podium finishes in South Korea brought the pair’s career medal count to five – they won their first gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games before capturing another gold and one silver in Sochi in 2014. “This is the moment we have dreamed about,” wrote Tessa, 28, on social media before thanking fans and Canada for their unwavering support.
The duo continued to play coy when asked about the romance rumours that have surrounded them throughout the Games. "We were telling a story," explained Scott, in reference to their on-ice chemistry. He continued: "The feedback is a compliment in the fact that we're doing a good job in telling a story."
As the dust settles on what many are calling the best performance of their career, fans are eagerly awaiting news on the couple’s future. Will the dazzling duo represent Canada at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing? Scott hasn’t technically ruled it out. “If we could go out there and have every moment being like it was [in the free skate], then I think we would skate until we are 95,” he told the radio station.
Regardless of whether they hang up their competitive skates or not, Tessa and Scott’s legacy will never melt away. With the Olympics wrapping up on Sunday (Feb. 25), the couple has one thing on their mind. “We can’t wait to come home and celebrate with everyone in Canada!” exclaimed Tessa.