They became an instant internet sensation for their oozing chemistry during a sultry skate to a mashup of “El Tango de Roxanne” and “Come What May.” The routine was so physical, apparently, that a risqué lift in the program had to be altered at the last minute.Nevertheless, the sexual tension came through loud and clear.Others write fan fiction about the lingering rumors of an unconfirmed romance.And then there’s a small contingent of conspiracy theorists who have let their imaginations and Google searches run wild, and believe that the pair is secretly married with a baby.— Moulin Rouge had the entire internet hot and bothered, with some Twitter users telling the two athletes (in all caps nonetheless) to “JUST SAY YOU’RE IN LOVE ALREADY.” Are Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir married? The two Olympians actually opened up about their relationship to Today Show hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie after their performance that won them the gold.No, they’re not, and it’s breaking all of our hearts. And how could they not when the two hosts cut right to the chase, calling their chemistry “undeniable” (it is) and asking whether they were dating.They swept the gold, they swept the 2018 Winter Olympics, but did they sweep each other’s hearts?
“In order to advance our partnership, we had to put the hot and heavy relationship on the side,” Moir joked.Because I am dedicated to my craft, I’ve taken it upon myself to thoroughly investigate this speculation, and the more general possibility that Virtue and Moir feel some smidgen of romantic feeling toward each other.Drawing from the vast internet archive of Virtue-Moir public appearances, performances, and all seven episodes of their incredibly polite 2014 reality television show, I have compiled a comprehensive history of the finest Canadian celebrity couple there ever was.Kotb spoke for all of us when she asked for “a little 411 on that situation.” After Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir finished laughing, Virtue gave the most infuriatingly gracious (and vague) response: “Well, that’s such a compliment that you feel that when you watch us skate.” “We absolutely love performing together,” Virtue added.“That was the story we were telling, so I’m happy that you fell in love with that,” he concluded.Virtue said all the attention since their record-setting performance in Pyeongchang has been surprising, and that they’re both “fiercely private” when it comes to social media. "We are not (a couple), but we always say 'That's a big compliment,"' Virtue said.But Degeneres didn’t let the pair off the hook so easily, and repeatedly questioned them about their relationship status. "What we portray on the ice is really important to us, and we love getting into character and telling a story.(Or wasn’t.) Let’s start with that secret baby rumor.Though it’s difficult to trace where it originated, examining a shantytown of Blogspots indicates that it first appeared in 2010, around the time that Virtue underwent the second surgery of her skating career.We’ll all just have to wait and see what happens when the dust settles after the 2018 Winter Olympics for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.But if we had our say, we know exactly how their golden run would end: For now we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the question are Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir married will soon have a different answer.