I'm sorry for Tanith and Evan and I wonder when they actually broke up?
Since I became a Tanith&Ben fan, I always thought what a nice off-the-ice couple they would be. I don't know if this will ever happen - dreaming is allowed though...
Her name is Merrie Parr, I believe and if I remember correctly, she is a former skater. Didn't you guys see that he said, "Merrie, I love you!" in the Kiss and Cry?
^Thanks, that interviewer does indeed sound silly.
Tiny, I could also be a little jealous of Merrie if I let myself -- I really admire Ben! I've always liked Ben's attitude about competing. He can be a little silly and hammy sometimes, but he always seems so supportive toward Tanith and positive in general when they are getting ready to go on the ice. And he really does seem to balance "real life" and skating well. I read a blog or something of his one time, or maybe it was a description in a piece that came out in the flurry of articles that appeared after they first moved to Linichuk, where Ben talked about going home after practice one day and water pipes had burst at his house and etc. He's also mentioned his dogs, and I love anyone who loves their pets! Just made him seem very down-to-earth, taking care of domestic things while still being a world-class athlete.
No offense (and it might be unfair) but Lysacek has always reminded me of the joke about the man who fell in love with himself .... and it was mutual.
I have to laugh, too -- sorry, Evan fans, but that's pretty funny!
Isn't that really rare though? I've seen so many people come to college with intention to go on long distance relationship, but as soon as they set their foot on the campus, it's "bye-bye ex-boy(girl)friend!".
yes, it is very rare, which is why it is so special when it lasts. I was just agreeing with the poster that sometimes long distance relationships can work.
I'm sure that long distance can work. But Tanith/Evan seemed like an indefinete long distance relationship.
Oh... they were dating?
In Tanith's and Evan's relationship it seemed possible there was an element of the old movie-studio "publicity dates" that used to be arranged for stars. Just a possibility, but it seemed kind of staged. But it's hard to appear natural in the spotlight, of course. And as has been pointed out, it was much easier to be an item when they were touring together than when practically a country apart.