I just don't think Evan or Vera are interesting or famous enough for him just crashing at her place to be a big story, especially since there are no accompanying photos of them canoodling in public. It's more like something you might read as an afterthought article about Evan's comeback, a la "Olympic Champion Evan Lysacek hopes to come back for Sochi. He will be skating to [insert well known opera] with costumes designed by Vera Wang. Wang costumed Lysacek for the Vancouver games, and the two are such good friends that he often stays as a guest at her home while in LA training." I don't think the public cares enough about either of them to read more into the story.
It's all coming from "sources close to" which means someone connected to their camps is pushing the story on the tabloids. It could be that the affair is true, and someone close is selling them out. Or it's a plant, but a really weird plant. Even if you buy into Evan using beards, a 60+ year old woman is not exactly what he would choose.
It's just really bizarre any way you look at it.
A few years ago on a tour to either Japan or China there is a video [you tube] Evan was talking to a skater girl, they were looking at photos that you take in a photo booth. It was a pic of Jeffrey Buttle. Evan said Jeffrey's beautiful, he's a prince". I thought that was kind of strange. I will try to find that video. He also said while walking with Jeff in a shop, "Jeff is rich".
maybe it's a joke!?
As far as who put the story out - maybe no one. It's origin (no matter where a version subsequently just appeared) was the NY Daily News. Evan is no big thing here in NYC (people outside skating don't much know who he is) but Vera Wang is very much a big thing in NYC - as a designer, as a business woman. The news of her announcing the end of her 23 marriage a few weeks ago (and her husband is the business person behind the Vera Wang multi-billion dollar empire and I'm not exaggerating) was all over the place. So it might follow that news about who is living with her in her new house in LA (that she, a long-time East Coaster, was also buying a place in LA was news a month or two ago) qualifies as big business celeb news/gossip in New York. That's the Daily News.
I go with the 'they're friends and she offered him a base in LA' approach to the whole thing.
Last edited by Willowway; 07-19-2012 at 03:45 AM.
I found it. The video on you tube where Evan tells an Asian skater girl that "Jeff's beautiful, he's a prince". Check it out tour -#04 by bonboncherry5. It is said at 7:01 into the video. There are I believe 5 parts [5 videos]. The tour includes Mao, Sasha C and many others. Very cute, they go to a sea world type of place, an indoor aquarium, restaurants, etc. Also skating. Enjoy
Last edited by seabm7; 07-19-2012 at 04:08 AM.
so does this also mean he will appear soon on her Summer or Fall Ad Campaigns for Vera Wang ?
He probably lives in her guesthouse. A lot of really rich/famous people have big guesthouses on their property, which enables them to have guests "live" with them without actually living with them. Maybe that's all this is? I know people who let their personal assistant live in their guesthouse while they lead their own separate lives in their "main house", but the whole thing is considered one home.
I think Evan and Vera grocery shopping together may be weirder than them living together.
*originally linked by kwanette in the Trash Can Evan/Wang discussion
Since they're good friends, she's probably helping him out by giving him a place to live, and helping herself by not being alone in her house at night. Plus, maybe a little eye candy. It's probably that innocent.
Halfway through dinner today I said something about skating and my mom all but yelled "OH!! VERA WANG!!! THE VERA WANG!!!! THE FAMOUS CLOTHES DESIGNER!!! SHE'S DATING SOME REALLY YOUNG ICE SKATING GUY!!!"
Or, maybe, JUST maybe...
Evan actually likes Wang.
Or, maybe he's trying to outdo Johnny's same sex marriage.