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During the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, however, everything is different; the couple recently opened up to about how they took their relationship from ice dancing partners to romantic partners in 2016.
"Maddie and I met and we were competitors for a long time.
While skating on Olympic ice with your ex might seem like a terrible idea, it appears Donohue and Hubbell are as close as ever: "We always tell each other we love each other before we start our program," Donohue told At the 2018 Pyeongchang games, this Canadian pair won their second Olympic gold medal in ice dancing, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Winter Games history.
(This is Olympic medal number five, topping off their gold from the 2010 Vancouver Games and a silver from the 2014 Sochi Games.)With all the success the couple's had on the ice, you'd think the two would be a perfect match.
"We support each other and we kind of know what the other one needs in that moment, and I think that's what pushes us forward to be the great team that we are."Their appearance at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games makes them the first married pair to compete at the Olympics since U. skaters Jenni Meno and Todd Sand skated in Nagano in 1998.
They were the sole representative for the country in the pairs division at this Olympics but made headlines for being the first Americans to land a quad twist.
As several of them have said, however, being a couple can make you even better in your sport.Then, even when we started skating together, we were just friends at first," Bates told This promising pair took home the gold medal at the 2018 U. Championships but finished just short of the podium in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.Despite their clearly strong connection, partners Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue said they "hated each other" and were fierce competitors prior to coupling up on the ice in 2011, according to an interview they did with Even more surprising is that the two became an actual couple about six months after they started skating together.Sadly, they didn't receive an Olympic medal for their performance but did help Team USA win the team bronze.Team USA ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White have skated together for about two decades now and look so natural holding hands that most people assume they're an item—but they're not.