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Olympic gold medallists Sale, Pelletier divorce

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. i love to skate

    i love to skate New Member

    What exactly is David's "habit"? Just because something happened one time, years ago, doesn't make it a habit. We have no confirmation as to what the reasons for the divorce were (and they are not really anyone's business besides Jamie and David). It does no good to drag David's name through the mud either. As people have said, it takes two people for a marriage to fail...
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  2. oakl0008

    oakl0008 New Member

    You clearly have forgotten that it's been well documented that David was a married man when he and Jamie got together. So no, this didn't happen "Once".

    And you're telling me that it's none of my business when there's the 20 year old recent Olympic gold medallist Tessa Virtue's name being thrown around here, and not by me? If you want to defend "poor David", fine. I am certainly not veiwing Jamie ans some innocent victim, not by a long shot. I just don't think a wife "makes" a guy cheat...
  3. i love to skate

    i love to skate New Member

    Yes, that is the time that I was referring too. We have no idea what caused Jamie and David's breakup so as far as we know, yes, it only happened once.

    I said that the personal details of Jamie and David's breakup were none of our business. There were rumors from the Olympics that people saw Tessa and David together. People will believe what they want to believe.
  4. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Aging in a great place

    If David and Jamie are going to continue skating together in ice shows, David had better lose the facial expression I saw at CSOI. "I'd rather be anywhere but here".

    Not attractive, not entertaining. It made me feel the same way.

    Perhaps it would be best to end all connection. Especially if skating together will mean traveling with the "other woman" for months as a time. That must be a very difficult situation for Jamie.
  5. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

    Do you see them together in tour bus? Oooo....
    From facisl expression its look, like Jamy is feeling fine (happy for her), but David really look unhappy - how it could be if he had such a young gf?
    Hope they all will be happy
  6. oakl0008

    oakl0008 New Member

    AGAIN, it's well documented that David was married when he and Jamie got together....I have read it in TIME magaizine back in 2002...and there was a few unnofficial biographies that alluded to this as well. So again, it didn't happen once.

    If these "personal details" of this very public couple are "none of our business" in your opinion, that's fine. I'm just not sure why it's only my posts you're harping on after 5 pages of Tessa rumours and comments on Jamie's appearance. I have heard all the rumours too. I still think it doesn't add up. Tessa's too good for that. And I'm no V/M uber. I heard of rumours of someone else but I won't mention the name.

    By Jasperboy
    I do kind of agree with this. Maybe their on ice connection will be better now that this announcement is made and the pressure of appearing as a couple is gone?
  7. Fashionista

    Fashionista New Member

    I don't get it too.
    To me 10-15 age difference for couples looks ideal.
  8. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

    Interesting, guys, somebody know, why David was last year at CoR with accreditation from USA? FSU know all about skaters - could you explane this? I was wonder to see him in Moscow, but more wonder to see him with accredidation from USA
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  9. i love to skate

    i love to skate New Member

    I know that David was married when he and Jamie got together...I said that in my previous post! My point is that we do not know if an extramarital relationship is what caused Jamie's and David's break up. So, the only confirmed fact is that David's "habit" happened one time.

    I was responding to your post because I disagreed about a point you made. I didn't know that having a discussion was "harping" on someone. I understand that you don't think it adds up....that's why I said before people will believe what the want to believe. Too each their own. Have a good day. :)
  10. oakl0008

    oakl0008 New Member


    Again...the details that I read from very good sources that I mentioned in my other post that it was an extramarital relationship specifically. TIME magazine mentioned in 2002, that he and Jamie fell in love...then David divorced his wife, and in that order, with no mention of them being separated first. And that would have been clarified if that were the case. Time is a mainstream source. These things happen, but I would like to think this is very strong evidence that this is allegedly not a one time incident.

    Hope you had fun respoding to my posts while remaining almost silent during the Tessa rumours. You have a good day too.
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  11. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

    OMG - i LOVE FSU. People know about every step of our skaters :lol:
    Now i waite information about CoR ;)
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  12. oakl0008

    oakl0008 New Member

    Hello? I READ this in TIME Magaizine, a mainstream source, in 2002.
  13. ltnskater

    ltnskater Active Member

    O dear, the cat is out of the bag!
  14. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

    I mean divorce in 2010 - you talk you know, that it was extramarital relationship
  15. RD

    RD Well-Known Member

    Well, I don't keep up with gossip or rumors so I just want to say I'm sorry to hear this. The person I really feel for in this situation is the kid, but he is quite young- I think it would be even harder, say, if he were 7 or 8 yrs old.

    In those Facebook photos, David truly looks like he doesn't want to be there (Jamie looks ok though). I question the motivation for the two of them to continue skating in shows when the chemistry has evaporated. Surely the audience will pick up on it and their skating won't have the same effect? I would never ask a skater or pair to retire but just something to think about perhaps...?

    I'd like to close by saying that I can't believe some of the comments I'm reading here. There is no way to know what's going on behind closed doors...all the public is privy to is what's on TV, in newspapers, etc. And those media tend to paint a very one-sided picture of the situation.

    I think that's all I'll say.
  16. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

    I think i love to skate's point is that we don't know for a fact that it was an extra marital affair THIS TIME that was the issue in this marriage. It's rumoured.. yes.. but not a fact. If they have been seperated for 18 months it's not unreasonable to think that David and Tessa got together after the seperation.

    Therefore since there is only one confirmed case of an extramarital affair it can't be considered a habit.

    They've never had an overly solid relationship anyway.
  17. oakl0008

    oakl0008 New Member


    My post that you responded to was one that I was talking about how Jamie and David got together in 2002. I'm just responding like everyone else is on thsi forum. Never said I know anything, just what I read, like everyone else on this site.
  18. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness pork cutlet bowl fatale

    David was a correspondent for NBC/Universal Sports' television broadcast of Rostelecom Cup in the USA.
  19. i love to skate

    i love to skate New Member

    Yes, thank you! I was beginning to think that I was not making any sense at all :lol:
  20. Perky Shae Lynn

    Perky Shae Lynn Well-Known Member

    The worst kept secret in skating is finally out. S&P were Canadian media's golden children for many reasons; and if some biographical "details" had to be tweaked to better fit the fairytale on ice story, so be it. Unfortunately for both Jamie & David, people don't really change.

    Lets keep something in mind. The Jamie we saw on TV in 2002 is the same woman David had to live with. The drama, the whining, the "I am perfect and you are not" attitude. It's ok in a fantasy dating situation, but in a marriage it doesn't work so well.
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  21. oakl0008

    oakl0008 New Member

    True, but I thought, in 2002 and on, that they fit well together because Pelletier had the same arrogant attitude from just listening to the guy talk, lol.
  22. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    TIME magazine is probably more reliable than, say, the National Enquirer. But TIME is not a sports magazine. And every four years there are non-sports mainstream magazines that jump all over the Olympics, and bring in writers with little or no sports background to cover the events - and who misunderstand and/or get things wrong as a result. So the fact that TIME magazine said this is no proof of anything IMHO.

    Also, it has been "well documented" that David was married when he and Jamie started *skating together*. When they actually got together as a romantic couple, and whether he was still married at the time, seems to depend on who is telling the story.
  23. The Observer

    The Observer Active Member

    If it's true that David has been with all of these women, would that make him the Canadian Tiger Woods?

    Is he supposed to be good in bed or something? Is that why so many of these women want him?
  24. cammelia

    cammelia New Member

    With all this talk about David dating Miss Virtue, maybe its not Miss Virtue that he is dating in that family.
  25. Mevrouw

    Mevrouw living every minute

    Toronto Star article today

    The couple had been living apart for 18 months in Edmonton, Alta., where they will continue to reside and share custody of their son, who turns 3 in September.

    Globe and Mail article today:
    [/I]Sale and Pelletier were married Dec. 30, 2005...........Sale and Pelletier have a son, Jesse, born in 2007.

    Sun media article today
    Separated for some time but looking like they were back together around Christmas and early in the New Year to people close to them, Sale & Pelletier looked to be a couple again as they carried Olympic flame together during the torch relay prior to the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

    According to people close to them their marriage hit the rocks again at the Olympics with little likelihood of reconciliation from that point.

    Why would they keep skating together? How else could they make such a very good living?
  26. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

    Did he is dating with Tessas mom? :lol:
  27. The Observer

    The Observer Active Member

    So are you saying S&P were the media's golden couple because it was in the interest of the media to have a popular sports couple that they could portray as perfect? Are those the "many reasons"?

    And like a lot of people, I agree that Jamie's attitude in 2002 where she said "the whole world knew we were the best" was very smug and self-centered. But unless you were there in the marriage, how do you know what she was like at home?
  28. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

    I couldnt agree more. She can do WAY better.
  29. mysticchic

    mysticchic Well-Known Member

    Maybe they both got tired of each other.
  30. REO

    REO New Member

    JMO but if you date a married man and get him to leave his wife for you, you should be prepared that he could turn around an let another woman take him from you. That's why you shouldn't date married men. They obviously have commitment problems. Not always but many times. And Karma is a bigger beyotch than Jamie Sale. If they've been separated for 18 months I see nothing wrong in Tessa dating Dave but she should beware of history repeating. Keep those eyes open Tessa.
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