Michelle Kwan is engaged!!

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Lucy25, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Lucy25

    Lucy25 Well-Known Member

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    According to People Magazine. To Clay Pell.

    Kwan, 32, tells PEOPLE that she is engaged to Clay Pell, 30, director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House. The two first met in April 2011.

    "It was a simple decision and it made sense, that's what's so exciting to me," Kwan says of the proposal. "We are working together as a team, like in [pair skating]."

    Adds Pell: "It was amazing from the very beginning how in sync our way of thinking is, our basic values and our sense of priorities. We just both got each other."

    Pell proposed on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island.


    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20628947,00.html

    Congrats to the Kween!!! Can't wait to see the ring.
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  2. pollyanna

    pollyanna Well-Known Member

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    Awww! So thrilled for Miss Kwan. I wish them every happiness! :encore:
  3. lmarie086

    lmarie086 Well-Known Member

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    Oh my goodness my inner uber just squeed. I'm SO happy for her. Congrats to the happy couple!
  4. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Yippee!

    I'm not sure if I should tell my husband. He lurves Michelle. ;)
  5. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    :wuzrobbed she's really all grown up now. :wuzrobbed Congratulations to both of them. I also wish them great happiness.
  6. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Ah, congratulations to Michelle! What a moment!
  7. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to both of them! I'm so happy for her! :cheer2:
  8. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing -they grow up so fast ;)! Congratulations & best wishes to them.
  9. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

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    Didn't she say Irina always used to ask her when they met up when was she going to get married?
  10. Prancer

    Prancer Ray Chill Staff Member

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  11. MoonKitty02

    MoonKitty02 New Member

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    I wish Michelle and Clay all the best! Congratulations to them both!
  12. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    He'll make a wonderful First Man when the Kween runs for POTUS. :D
  13. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Don't you know she's gonna look fab in her wedding gown. Can't wait to see it. Adding my congrats to the happy couple. :cheer2:
  14. MoonKitty02

    MoonKitty02 New Member

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    Hmmm, Vera Wang? ;)
  15. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

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    Of course he is! The Kween doesn't take no scrubs.
    Mozel Michelle!
  16. Jem X

    Jem X Awaiting Skate America

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    He's the grandson of Sen Claiborne Pell (Pell Grants), and speaks Chinese, too. Has worked for the CIA among other employers. He's only 30, so based on what he's accomplished, he's probably extremely smart.
  17. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Well if she can't get UMBS, then this guy sounds ok too. :)

    Thrilled that she found someone who makes her so happy and seems to be so committed to many of the values and causes that matter to Michelle. May they have nothing but happiness! :cheer:
  18. Jem X

    Jem X Awaiting Skate America

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    Yep, I think that's her plan. She only has to wait 3 more years until she's 35!
  19. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow, all that and only 30?

    Congrats to both of them!
  20. MoonKitty02

    MoonKitty02 New Member

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    I thought I was accomplished with a Bachelors and two Masters degrees. Looking at his CV I feel like a complete slacker. :eek:
  21. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    :cheer2: Michelle! :cheer2:

    Maybe she can pull some strings through her friend Condi and through her fiance's family, win both parties' nominations, and be a shoo-in for Prez. Purple and gold bedazzled campaign signs, here we come! YES WE KWAN!!! :cheer2:
  22. ~tapdancer~

    ~tapdancer~ Well-Known Member

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    Wow, looks like they both scored quite a catch! So happy for them!
  23. MoonKitty02

    MoonKitty02 New Member

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    :rofl:I want to join the exploratory committee.
  24. kwanfan1818

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    Sarah and Drew just tweeted,

    That sound you hear is hearts breaking all over the world. Congratulations, Michelle Kwan! http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20628947,00.html …​

    My first thought was that I hope UMBS was sitting down.

    Congratulations to Kwan and Pell!
  25. Aaron W

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    :cheer2: :cheer2:

    Cheers to Michelle!
  26. leafygreens

    leafygreens Well-Known Member

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    Michelle Pell :lol:
  27. Lacey

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    Michelle Pell?
  28. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    Ah, we posted at the same time. I think she'll keep Kwan.
  29. Norlite

    Norlite New Member

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    Lovely news!

    Congrats to Michelle and her man!
  30. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    Nah, Clay Kwan all the way.
  31. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Nice news. Congrats to her.
  32. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! It's going to be the wedding of the decade, if not the century.

    Congratulations to Michelle and her fiance'!
  33. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to her.


    (On a very superficial note, he's younger than Michelle but looks older. I've always pictured her on the arms of some hottie. Oh well :lol:)
  34. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Congrats to them both! So the FSU rumor was true. Good sleuthing.
  35. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I can't believe it took to the 2nd page for anyone to say it. For the love of everything, please let her keep her name :lol:

    Clay Kwan does have a nice ring to it :saint:
  36. Rex

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    :cheer: She's marrying a Coastie!!!
  37. brina

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    I hope her babies learn how to skate. ;)
  38. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    I just broke the news to my fam (we girls grew up watching Michelle grow up too) and my sister reports Mr. Pell works with her organization on non-profit policy work on student debt. Obviously they are a big supporter of Pell Grants. :)

    That means he's a good guy doing good work! :cheer: Which is really all we FSUers care about, despite our curiosity to if he's a hottie. ;)
  39. ChelleC

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    Congrats!!!
  40. Lynn226

    Lynn226 Well-Known Member

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    Only 39 posts? I'm disappointed in FSU.

    Congratulations to the happy couple!!:D