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smileyskate
06-23-2010, 01:15 AM
Hopefully the Tessa rumour is just that. It is possible (esp. given the age and life-experience differences) that he was just being a friendly big brother type. Wasn't it stated someplace that he was acting as some sort of mentor to V/M during the Olympics?
This is kind of an issue the workplace as well. If a female is seen spending time with a male, or vice-versa it's assumed that there is "more to the story" which may not be the case. (Yes, I do know that it can be slippery slope for both parties, but some look up to people with more experience to be mentor like, and that is it).

overedge
06-23-2010, 01:26 AM
I remember after Dean married Trenary (Wife # 2 ) he was quoted as saying something like "I don't think I could ever do anything to hurt (emotionally, I assume) her". At the time I thought it was an interesting quote--that he would feel the need to comment on what he wouldn't do with Trenary. They are divorced now. Don't know if Dean is on to wife # 3 yet.


Since Dean was married previously, maybe his comment was in the context of what he had learned from his previous relationship. I don't think you can infer from this remark that he had thought of hurting Trenary but decided not to.

Wyliefan
06-23-2010, 01:39 AM
Her name's not Stephenie Meyer or Bella Swan, is it?

[Runs and hides from the Twihards, but really, you just summed up Edward/Bella in a nutshell and why many of us find the books far more creepy than romantic. I'd be a constant nervous wreck with a "partner" like that.]


Hear, hear.

Perky Shae Lynn
06-23-2010, 01:57 AM
Tessa is so Virtue-ous it would be hilarious to have her caught up with a married man... Hopefully she's smart enough to realize that when you lay with dogs, you get up with fleas. But young women caught up in scandalous relationships think he'd never do the same to her... :violin:
The "married" man has been separated for 19 months. The alleged relationship started about a year ago. You do the math. :rolleyes:

Japanfan
06-23-2010, 02:46 AM
I still think that David's wandering was a red flag and a sign of the stress in the marriage after the baby, not a desire to leave and get a divorce. If he truly didn't want her anymore and wanted out of the marriage, then that humiliation and stress would have been awful for her. Even if it was "just" affairs, in the small and incestuous skating world it would also have been humiliating and devastating for jamie, as it would for any normal woman.


I know they had to hold it together for their Olympics contract and skating contracts, but my gut still tells me that they were trying to reconcile and had not thrown in the towel in Sept-Dec 2009. But now that I see that so much of the personas was 'acting' you wonder what was real.

Whatever her behavior now, it looks like Jamie and David too had a very stressful 2009. Now another woman, married for many years and the mother of 3 teenagers is going through that pain thanks in part to her husbands new 'friend'. She and her kids visited the set of battle of the blades and the whole Simpson family went out to dinner including Jamie and David to celebrate. No, Craig simpson was not separated. He just didn't see the locamotive coming along the train tracks.

If you look at Jamie at the bell gala in October, there was a woman who had done a complete turnaround from the way she looked the last 2 years and had decided to 1) become as desireable as possible to win back her husband or to get back at her husband 2) had made a goal to move on and find herself someone new, if at all possible.

If battle of the blades had not happened last fall, they would not be getting a divorce, I'm sure of it. They might be still struggling to get the trust back and working on things, but jamie saw a way forward where she wouldn't be alone and she took it.


ildah, you say all this if you know for that it is true for a fact. Is that so?

This thread has assumed a life of its own. We have a difficult marriage, a story is painted of a philandering husband now involved with a ice dancer and a hurt ex-wife who participated in the destruction of a happy family.

Do we know all this to be true or are we just feeding the fires of gossip?

lclevers
06-23-2010, 09:58 AM
Jaime and David have boldly stated in the past that "their hearts beat as one." I never believed it, yes they were good skaters, but in my opinion not the best. Does anyone remember which skating couple fans used to say this about? If you think about it these two skating teams accomplished winning Olympic Gold Medals, they both eventually married, had children, and skated professionally. Gordeeva and Grinkov's partnership lasted until Sergei's death, they had been together for 13 years and were still madly in love. They faced the same hardships and had to work just as hard as the other skating teams; even harder when they reinstated as amatuers in 1993. Will there ever be another G & G? They truly lived a fairytale life that had a terrible ending. Can you imagine where G & G would be today if Sergei was still alive? I know there are other skating teams that have married and are still together but their lives weren't portrayed as fairytales. I guess if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

The Observer
06-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Jaime and David have boldly stated in the past that "their hearts beat as one." I never believed it, yes they were good skaters, but in my opinion not the best. Does anyone remember which skating couple fans used to say this about? If you think about it these two skating teams accomplished winning Olympic Gold Medals, they both eventually married, had children, and skated professionally. Gordeeva and Grinkov's partnership lasted until Sergei's death, they had been together for 13 years and were still madly in love. They faced the same hardships and had to work just as hard as the other skating teams; even harder when they reinstated as amatuers in 1993. Will there ever be another G & G? They truly lived a fairytale life that had a terrible ending. Can you imagine where G & G would be today if Sergei was still alive? I know there are other skating teams that have married and are still together but their lives weren't portrayed as fairytales. I guess if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

I agree. And one of the reasons the public thought they were a fairy-tale couple is because it served the interest of the Canadian sports media to portray them that way. They wanted a perfect, fairy-tale couple to create a positive image and interest in Canadian pairs skating and to attract non-skating fans to the sport.

No couple is perfect or lives a fairy-tale life or a perfect love story, and yet that is what many of the sports columnists used to write about Sale & Pelletier. Terry Jones is still doing it in one of his columns from earlier this month, saying it is such a tragedy that this love story didn't have a better ending etc. etc.

Rafter
06-23-2010, 03:12 PM
I thought David had improved his ability to handle his outbursts, temper and attitude a number of years ago. I remember all those interviews with him and Richard Gauthier where they talked about how difficult David was to work with in the early years and how he would blow up all the time but that training with Richard got him to become much more focused on positive thinking and becoming less angry and impatient.

David Pelletier had his biggest and worst public outburst at Canadians in 2002, when Richard Gauthier was no longer in the picture (they were coached by Jan Ullmark by then). Guys like this do not change overnight.

Twilight1
06-23-2010, 03:22 PM
I think if women kept their mouths closed, and men kept their pants zipped, we would have a lot more families sticking together.

You are joking right? If my mom kept her mouth shut, she would have ended up an alcoholic in the loony bin...and my dad not much better. Some marriages neeeeed to split for the sanity and well being of all involved.

Rex
06-23-2010, 03:44 PM
I just don't see what Tessa sees in him..............egad already. She could do so much better .............

I can see...but it is still disappointing. :fragile:

tabbie
06-24-2010, 12:41 AM
Since Dean was married previously, maybe his comment was in the context of what he had learned from his previous relationship. I don't think you can infer from this remark that he had thought of hurting Trenary but decided not to.

Thanks, I did mean it as you have said it. When I heard him say that about Jill, I thought that he had probably done things he regretted in his earlier relationships, and he did not think that he would repeat those mistakes. Perhaps David Pelletier goes into new relationships thinking that he won't repeat earlier mistakes. Both Dean and Pelletier have shown themselves to be controlling and somewhat volatile so I do compare this two in this very specific way. It doesn't mean that we shouldn't respect their talents or wish them well. It doesn't mean that their partners bear no responsibility in a break-up. But my guess is that their partners have found them difficult to love at times.

But I don't really know...it's just an observation, armchair analysis. If Dr. Phil can do it, why can't I?

ildah
06-25-2010, 07:19 PM
David was at the nat'l ballet of canada's new production of Onegin 2 nights ago as Kurt Brownings guest. It was Sonia's 20th anniversary with the Nat Ballet. Huge audience in spite of all the G20 media fearmongering. David is very good looking in person. Looks like he's visiting Southern Ontario for a little while ;) He looked happy.

Tinami Amori
06-25-2010, 11:40 PM
when you lay with dogs, you get up with fleas.

I know freedom of speach and all..... and this is a "saying"..... But nowdays most dogs don't have fleas if properly cared for.... And there is no need to drag innocent animals into human ugliness, and attract "negative attention" to animals....

In this economy it's hard enough to get dogs adopted from the shelters..... and it is absolutely not necessary to portray dogs in a negative light in order to discuss a human behavior. :dog: (especially something as trivial as two youngsters sleeping together).

Dogs rule! :dog:

Jenny
06-26-2010, 01:28 AM
David was at the nat'l ballet of canada's new production of Onegin 2 nights ago as Kurt Brownings guest. It was Sonia's 20th anniversary with the Nat Ballet. Huge audience in spite of all the G20 media fearmongering. David is very good looking in person. Looks like he's visiting Southern Ontario for a little while ;) He looked happy.

Off topic, but Jeff Buttle was also there, although not sitting with Kurt's friends and family.

WildRose
06-26-2010, 01:48 AM
Off topic, but Jeff Buttle was also there, although not sitting with Kurt's friends and family.

Here's a link to a photo that someone posted on Twitter:
http://twitpic.com/1z60hr