White, 26, is engaged to girlfriend Tanith Belbin, 29, the Sochi gold medalist taking to Instagram today to share the happy news and a pic of his newly short-haired self with his beaming fiancée (and her gleaming diamond ring)., revealing that he had been dating Belbin, a former ice dancer, for five years.
Tanith Jessica Louise Belbin White (born July 11, 1984) is a Canadian-American ice dancer and Olympic program host for NBC Sports.
She did not compete with either partner internationally. Belbin / Agosto won the silver medal at the 2005 World Championships.
However, while most men would surely want to tell the world if they were lucky enough to be in his situation, White admitted that he tries to keep his off-ice partnership with Belbin a secret, for competitive reasons.[Photos: Five Olympic stories you can't miss]" data-reactid="22"[Photos: Five Olympic stories you can't miss]When asked by Yahoo Sports recently about the fact that during the last Olympics his relationship with Belbin was kept on the "down low," White said: "It actually still is. [Davis and I] are just presenting ourselves as a team, and all the rest of that [with Belbin] can wait for later."ice dancing's top team over the past two seasons and won Olympic silver four years ago.
As part of their routine, they often portray characters that are in love, with as much realism as possible for the benefit of fans and judges." data-reactid="24"Davis and White have been ice dancing's top team over the past two seasons and won Olympic silver four years ago.
She was introduced to ice dancing by Paul Wirtz and competed with partner Liam Dougherty.
Her pairs partner was Ben Barruco, with whom she placed 2nd at the novice level at the 1997 Canadian Championships. Championships is second only to Michelle Kwan (38).
Belbin/Agosto began the 2006–2007 season with a free dance called That's Entertainment but arrived at Nationals with a new program to the music of Amelie.
Setting the scene: Olympic ice skaters Charlie White and Tanith Belbin, pictured in Hawaii last June where he popped the question, got married at the Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield, Detroit, on Saturday Her maid of honor was retired ice dancer Lauren Fenft, with bridesmaids that included Charlie's three sisters and his skating partner Meryl Davis, all wearing 'whatever dress they wanted in any shade of pink,' Tanith told the magazine.
It’s such a privilege to be able to see your incredible impact!
,” Meryl tweeted after the pair was honored on stage.
As part of their routine, they often portray characters that are in love, with as much realism as possible for the benefit of fans and judges.
Belbin is a former ice dancer who competed for the United States with Ben Agosto, winning a silver medal in Torino in 2006 and placing fourth four years later.
He relocated to Lacey, Washington in September 2010 competing with her on the novice and junior levels, including internationally. When that partnership ended, Agosto moved from Chicago to Michigan in 1998 in order to train under Igor Shpilband. In February 2005, Belbin/Agosto organized and performed in their own figure skating benefit show, Skate Aid for Tsunami Relief, which raised more than ,000 for Red Cross relief efforts.