Belbin & White's Relationship Hits People

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  1. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    http://www.people.com/people/articl...Top Headlines)&utm_content=Google Feedfetcher

    "They've known each other for more than a decade, having both trained in the Detroit area. But the fireworks ignited only last June. "After that, we did every form of communication – cell, texting, Facebook," says White.

    White's skating partner, Davis, was apprehensive at first. "She was concerned about how we would handle competitions," White says. "But Meryl saw that I was there to skate my best and that's what I would concentrate on."

    "Now, White and Belbin are perfecting a new routine – daily life together. They share a hotel room on tour and are openly affectionate in public. Belbin, who once dated Evan Lysacek (and for whom both are rooting on Dancing with the Stars), may retire from competitive skating this year. She also plans on moving to Ann Arbor, Mich., to live with White, who will continue to compete with Davis. "
  2. attyfan

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    Much happiness to them.
  3. neptune

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    This is indeed disturbing news. I mean, if Belbin & White's relationship hits people, then I would have to consider it an abusive one. ;)
  4. Polymer Bob

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    It sounds awefully awkward. I mean, they were competing against each other. Ben could be forgiven for wondering how this could have affected Tanith's performance.
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  5. Willowway

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    Tanith has had relationships with both Evan and Fedor. Maybe Charlie is Mr. Right for her, or maybe Mr. Right Now. Time will tell.
  6. pani

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    I think it awefully awkward relate to Ben Agosto. He work so hard, had a seriose back injury, move to Linichuck and then his patner fall in love with his maine competitior and he took only 4th place at OG :( I heard at OG at USA house after FD it was only D-W< S-B and Tanith - Ben wasnt there :(
    And i feel like Tanith need to have a new relationship and promote her at press.
    But this relationships motivated Meryl and i think at next season she bring Charlie on first place at WCh.
    Hope Tanith and Charlie will be happy together ;)
  7. HSGP21

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    Meryl is the odd man out in this, Ben has had a serious girlfriend for years- whom I am sure is perfectly ok with the fact that beautiful Tanith is interested in another man, and not Ben who she spends so much time with. I have wondered if the Meryl/Jeremey Abbott twitters and photos and what not are somewhat fueled by Meryl wanting someone other than Charlie (and tanith) to "partner" up with on tour... drama! haha
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  8. MikiAndoFan#1

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    They make the cutest couple. Happiness to them!

    :cheer:
  9. pani

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    Meryl at least have a silver medal ;) I think Jeremy is lke a girlfriend for her- maybe its funny to spend with him time in tour. I saw him a lot off times in Massimo Scally company ;)

    Overall i cant understand why if they are dating only 1 year she must so much talk about this realationships?

    This all remind me G-P with U-Zh situation before 1994 OG
  10. Sandy

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    Tanith looks like she could be Charlie's older sister!! I just cannot see them as a couple.

    If I were Charlie's mom, I do not know how I would feel reading that article about my son!
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  11. MikiAndoFan#1

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    I heard they were gay.
  12. Rex

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    They can share bottles of Ultress :saint: :2faced:.
  13. Valentina

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    Sure, 50 years old Tanith is dating a 16 years old Charlie, what a horrible thing! she just wants to promote herself cuz she is not beatiful and smart do get thta by herself...

    I think they look so and beatifullcute together and they semes to be very happy, i wish them the best. Tey are both grow up and I' sure they know what they are doing, and i guess Meryl and Ben are ok with this, at leats Ben sems to be.

    Also i wish the best for both teams!
  14. leafygreens

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    I have always wondered about this.... Ben's gf must be a VERY secure woman. :scream:
  15. Sandy

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    Who did you hear is gay?
  16. *Kim*

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    I always wondered that too, well I thimk she is now but must be hard at the begening of the relationship :shuffle: BTW she and Ben are really cute together.

    I wish Tanith and Charlie to be happy, they are cute together and their age difference is NOT that big. When i read comments about ages i just want to :scream::duh: people have such a tiny mind.
  17. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Jeremy and Massimo.
  18. *Kim*

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    Massimo Scali maybe? cuz Jeremy and charlie don't look like :swoon:
  19. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Someone told me that Jeremy and Massimo were a couple.
  20. bobalina77

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    If they procreate they will have very pretty babies. Tanith and Charlie I mean.. not Massimo and Jeremy :p
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    You're wrong. Tanith went to USA House for the party. There were articles at the time about how she took photos so that Meryl and Charlie would be able to have a record of things. Ben didn't go to USA House because he wanted to get a little rest before going to the Today Show set at 2 or 3 am.
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  22. pani

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    Yes, i mean Ben wasnt there, when all others was.
  23. LaLola

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    I wish them nothing but the best. Love is a wonderful gift and their relationship seems to be real. Only thing I'm worried about is that Tanith could decide to end her career just because of Charlie as she wants to move back to his area.
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    I think it's pretty safe to assume that Tanith and Ben will be going on as professional skaters and for that they do not need Linichuk on a day-to-day basis (or maybe any basis - they can choreograph themselves or find other choreographers to experiment a little) so moving back to Michigan may not be much of an issue. I can't see why Ben would want to stay in Delaware except for eligible training either. MIchigan is very much a training base for them so going back won't be uncomfortable at all.

    For me their placemat at Vancounver sort of bookmarked the end of their eligible career but they certainly will have professional opportunities. If they do continue to compete though, I don't think it will be for very long unless something changes dramatically for them.

    Linichuk has also taken on a new couple (see the Russian update thread on FSU) so I'm guessing that she isn't planning on focusing on them quite as much going forward.
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  25. HSGP21

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    Ok maybe I feel a little bad for ben...

  26. Wyliefan

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    Yeah, this thread title is cracking me up. I keep picturing Tanith & Charlie going around hitting people on the head and yelling, "Hey! We're in a relationship!" :rofl:

    Aaaaand I think I need to go get some sleep now.
  27. neptune

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    :) Maybe Tanith & Ben could have learned a thing or two from Tanith & Charlie. I mean, if they'd taken such a hard-sell approach with their ice dancing, perhaps T&B would be world or Olympic champs by now. :D
  28. TanithandBenFan

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    How do we know Ben isn't at the game, too? Or that Ben even likes basketball? It always amazes me how people find a way to turn completely innocuous things into something negative. Some of the responses in this thread are just sooooo :rolleyes:
  29. pani

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    I think if people love each other they dont need talk about this everywhere (especially in People) - this is very privet things in my opinion.
    But tanith all time prefer talk about her boyfriends in press - i dont know why.
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  30. HSGP21

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    Yes- I agree Pani. I don't think anyone is trying to make it a negative thing- I think people are just poking fun at the situation a bit- which broadcasting your relationship through people magazine opens you up for (this coming from someone who adores them both, and has not been bothered with their keeping their relationship quiet)
  31. Debbie S

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    Maybe b/c the press asks her? It's an Oly year, figure skating is a glamour sport, the idea of two rivals dating each other is always a juicy story, so why wouldn't America's biggest gossip magazine want to get the lowdown?

    Tanith and Charlie had 2 choices when People called - either refuse comment or talk honestly. Presumably, their agents advised them that the latter was the best option, b/c since their relationship is already public, it would look stupid if they suddenly clammed up, and the fact is, getting publicity in a national mag only increases their visibility, which is a good thing for both of them and their (skating) partners, in the long run.
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    Why? :confused:

    Ben has had a girlfriend for years, and no one really felt bad for Tanith. She and Charlie both seem like really nice people, and they deserve to be happy.

    And I think that it is up to Tanith to decide what she does/does not want to talk about with the press. They kept it quiet all season, when it definitely could have been a distraction. She's a really pretty, really talented girl--it isn't exactly a surprise that reporters are interested in her relationships.
  33. DORISPULASKI

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    Not only may it be good for Tanith&Charlie professionally, as Debbie S says, but for Tanith, it may keep the random guy from hitting on her, knowing she has a serious boyfriend. Which might make life easier.
  34. mollymgr

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    I agree with Debbie S and DORISPULASKI.
    Let's face it, no one would want to write about us non-famous souls. However, once you are famous, it is inevitable to avoid the media interest. I don't think they are going around seeking it, because they could have done that a long time ago. It is just that it is out in the open now after all the competing events are over and they would not like to keep it a secret anymore. I think the news just spilled over to the general public and they decided to end the rumors once and for all, in a way. I think the media attention could be good for both of them and their ice dancing partners, considering that it does not take long for skating to go out of limelight after the Olympics. This is especially true for Meryl and Charlie, who hardly got any coverage compared to Evan or Apolo or Lindsey Vonn…no major talk shows or anything like that….it has been pretty low key for them for the most part.
    I think they are both very intelligent people and have probably handled this the best they could. It is a good thing they are from Michigan and not California or they'd have paparazzi too.
  35. bobalina77

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    I tell people about my boyfriend if they ask.. why would we expect differently from them just because they're "famous"? They aren't really even all THAT famous :lol:
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    I think I just creamed myself. :encore::p:swoon::lol:
  37. museksk8r

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    Bite your tongue! If men could procreate together, their babies would be beautiful, just like they are! ;)
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  38. Valentina

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    You should say " I don't talk aboyt my personal life!"

    whats wrong about telling people about your BF or GF? If is an important thing to you, you shoud "anounce". Isn't what we all do to our parents and friends? The fact that they are a bit famous (at leats on the skating world) come public and admit their ralashionship is perfectly normal and good.
  39. reese

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    You don't know that People magazine came to them. Tanith or Charlie's agents could have gone to People. That kind of thing happens all the time. Staying in the press is important, especially for Tanith going forward with a professional skating/commentating/modeling career.
  40. bobalina77

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    Haha I'm sure they would.. I just didn't want people to get confused as to whom I was talking about :lol:

    Tanith and Charlie need a name.. TanChar? :p

    NO WAIT! CharliTan!