They're the two most decorated ice skaters in Olympic history, so it's not completely unlikely that Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will one day get the big-screen treatment. Stopping by The Ellen Show on Tuesday (Mar. 20), the beloved duo played a round of The Definitely Not Dating Game to see how well they know each other - and Tessa revealed the one actress she'd love to see stepping into her skates. Scott also spilled on his favourite boldface names, but his were celebrity crushes.
"Tessa, who is Scott's celebrity crush?" Ellen DeGeneres asked, and the 28-year-old responded, " Walk the Line." "Reese Witherspoon?" asked the host, and Tessa held up her card to reveal the answer. Her partner in crime, 30, showed what he had written and it was also Reese in the Johnny cash biopic... and Jennifer Lopez. "JLo I talk about all the time," he explained.
Later in the game, Ellen asked Scott which actress his dance partner would pick to play her in a movie. Both immediately responded with Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson. "So y'all have talked about that, clearly," joked the 60-year-old.
Ellen also breached the most persistent rumour swirling around the celebrated skaters - that they're a couple. Their chemistry on the ice is so palpable that fans have long hoped they were an item off the ice too. “We are not," said Tessa. "But, you know, we always say that’s a big compliment, because what we portray on the ice is very important to us and we love getting into character and telling a story."
She continued, “A lot of the emotions we portray are universal themes that resonate with everyone. So, the fact people feel invested in our partnership is truly remarkable.” But that doesn't mean they never dated! Scott let the audience in on their scintillating past. “Tessa was seven and [I was] 9, but we didn’t talk to each other. I remember when we were skating, we would just hold hands and avoid eye contact,” he joked. “In order to advance our partnership, we had to put the hot and heavy relationship on the side.”
The Canadian stars have five Olympic medals to their names, most recently securing two golds at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Believed to be their last competitive skate, the dancers won the hearts of fans worldwide with their sultry medley of Moulin Rouge songs, including the powerful "Roxanne." They beat their own personal record as fans went wild both at home and in the Korean stands, a fairy tale moment for the partners of 20 years - on the ice at least.