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‘It’s so nice people are invested in us as a team’: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on their relationship

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir join Global BC from Pyeongchang
Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir join Global BC from Pyeongchang in South Korea to talk about their gold medal skate and what they think about those relationship rumours.

It seems the world just can’t get enough of Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

After delivering a jaw-dropping, achingly sexy gold-medal performance at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games, Virtue and Moir have successfully captured the hearts of the world.

Performing to Moulin Rouge on Monday night, the pair captured the gold medal in front of a roaring crowd at the Gangneung Ice Arena with a total score of 206.07.

There has been much speculation about what the duo do before they hit the ice as they appear to share an intimate moment on the sideline — something Moir says they started in Vancouver.

“Right before our first Olympic performance we just hug and try and synchronize our breathing. With what we do, we have to be on the same page, every breath, every single little movement has to be in sync, so that’s kind of a tool that we use to make sure we’re on the same page,” said Moir.

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“Also it’s a reminder that we put in this work for each other, we owe it to each other to enjoy the moment and that little hug is kind of one last reminder that whatever happens out there, we’ve got each other’s backs.”

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Despite so many articles and people speculating that Virtue and Moir are a couple in real life, the duo insist they are not, but Virtue said they take the speculation as a compliment.

“We do love skating together and we do love storytelling and it’s been really fun to sink our teeth into these programs this year and delve into the characters and the emotions because I think that’s what resonates with people,” she said. “They’re universal themes that everyone can connect with.”

“It’s so nice that people are invested in us as a team and we’ve spent a long time working on this partnership and we’re incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish as a team.”

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20:  Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate during the medal ceremony for Figure Skating - Ice Dance Free Dance on day 11 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Medal Plaza on February 20, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images).
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20: Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate during the medal ceremony for Figure Skating - Ice Dance Free Dance on day 11 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Medal Plaza on February 20, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images). Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir perform during the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 20, 2018.
Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir perform during the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 20, 2018. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate the gold medal during the venue victory ceremony following the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance program on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images).
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 20: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate the gold medal during the venue victory ceremony following the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance program on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images). Jean Catuffe / Getty Images
Canadian gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir pictured at the Medals Plaza after winning the ice dance competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 20, 2018.
Canadian gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir pictured at the Medals Plaza after winning the ice dance competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 20, 2018. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir react after winning the gold in the ice dance competition in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 20, 2018.
Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir react after winning the gold in the ice dance competition in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 20, 2018. Reuters/John Sibley
Gold medal winners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate during the victory ceremony for the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018.
Gold medal winners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate during the victory ceremony for the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir celebrate their ice dance performance on Feb. 20, 2018 at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir celebrate their ice dance performance on Feb. 20, 2018 at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Anke Waelischmiller/Sven Simon/DPA via ZUMA Press

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With five medals to their name, Virtue, 28, and Moir, 30, are the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history, but they’re not 100 per cent sure what comes next. They are just reflecting on that gold medal skate that has now been watched by millions around the world.

“After the five minute warm-up, we had about 45 minutes of waiting as the other competitors took the ice and had their moments, and that’s when your mind can really race and you really start to doubt. But once we got back on the ice there was a sense of calm because that’s when we’re in our element,” Virtue said.

“We couldn’t wait for that music to start and we were thrilled to be able to perform that program that we love so much to the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge.”

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