While millions of couples celebrate Valentine’s Day today, they’ve got nothing on Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim. This married U.S. figure skating pair will hit the ice at the Olympics today, making for one romantic holiday!
Alexa and Chris met as skating partners in 2012 and soon fell in love. They were engaged in 2014 and got married two years later, which is also when Alexa was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal gastrointestinal illness. But a few surgeries later and she was back on the ice training with her true love.“I think it shows while we are skating more than ever how much we love each other,” Chris said. “Not all the teams have the connection. It’s natural for us so it’s nice we don’t have to work on it. We just get to have date nights instead.”Source: USA Today