02.22.10 9 years ago 8 Comments

American figure skater Evan Lysacek just won a gold medal in singles in Vancouver, but he’s had something a lot prettier hanging around his neck lately–Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin. Liukin follwed Lysacek to BC for the games, and the two have finally confirmed that they are a couple. Finally, I can now move on with my life.

“We became good friends and have become really close since then,” says Lysacek. The two attended the ESPYs together last July and the relationship picked up steam after that, they say.

In August, Lysacek went to Dallas to cheer on Liukin during her gymnastics comeback at the U.S. Nationals. “It was cool but nerve-racking watching her compete – to be on the balance beam like that? For me, it’s easier to do it then watch it,” says Lysacek, 24. –People.

I can’t imagine that dating an Olympic gymnast would be the worst thing in the world. No, that would have to be wearing a unitard with feathered sleeves. There’s no place to blow your nose! I guess you could actually use a tissue, you know, if you swing that way.

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