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.Winning the 2014 European bronze and six international medals, these ice dancers are a natural fit in work and play.Yep, they're a couple."We started dating after we began skating together, and it works really well because we have the same goals and aspirations," says Buckland."People are surprised because we work and live together, but we get on so well it makes training so easy."Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim don't have the same last name because they're siblings—but because they're married."We just know everything about each other, and I think it helps in the day-to-day when we go to practice and when we compete," Alexa told .
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."We're very up-front with our relationship and have made it very clear we're not dating, but we take it as a compliment and it doesn't bother us," says Davis."For the last 15 years we've spent just about every day together, but we're just friends and business partners, which is already complicated enough."In case that wasn't enough to dispel any relationship rumors, in 2015, White married 2006 Olympic silver medalist ice dancer Tanith White, now a broadcaster for This Canadian figure skating pair won a bronze at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games—but they definitely won't be celebrating in a romantic way.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.Ice dancing partners Madison Chock, 25, and Evan Bates, 28, have been skating together since 2011, taking home honors like the 2018 U. Championships bronze medal and the bronze medal at the 2016 World Championships.Heading into the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the two had a strictly business relationship: Chock was dating fellow ice dancer Deividas Stagniunas, and Bates was single.If you have a fight at home, it makes that training difficult.I used to joke around that I'm the ultimate pair-boy.But aside from a short "dating" stint as 7- and 9-year-old children (when they initially started skating together), the two promise they aren't romantically involved, according to .However, dedicated fans insist that something is up—latching onto any extra hand-holding, mid-performance kisses, or other moments of could-be PDA as proof of an off-ice relationship.