Meryl Davis and Charlie White: Everything You Need to Know About the Ice Dancing Couple

Feb 9, 2014 6:28am

Let’s get this out of the way first.

No, Meryl Davis and Charlie White aren’t dating.

The American ice dancing pair, who are the favorites to win gold in Sochi, are used to the question.

“It’s awkward because a lot of people like to ask if we are a couple off the ice.  Because we are such good actors and it’s a vital part of being an ice dancer to show we’re in love on the ice, everyone just assumes, ‘Hey, they probably are a couple off the ice.’ We get that question a lot and it’s a little bit awkward but we’re used to it,” White  said in a 2012 interview with TeamUSA.org.

Davis, 27, and White, 26, have been skating together since 1997

Hometowns:  Meryl is from. West Bloomfield, Mich., and Charlie is from Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Skating Experience: Meryl has been skating since she was 5. Charlie  laced up his first pair of skates when he was 3. 

Olympic Experience: The duo won silver at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics after they were edged out of the top spot by Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Look out for a rematch in Sochi.

Their Secret Weapons: Derek Hough, who has won the “Dancing With the Stars” mirror ball trophy a record five times has choreographed a routine for the duo, according to PEOPLE. Their mothers also still go everywhere with them, so look for them cheering in the stands.

What Keeps Them Fueled: According to their website, Meryl loves peanut butter and chicken caesar salads (not together). Charlie is partial to sushi, pizza and crab legs.

Off the Ice: They’re both students at the University of Michigan and plan to graduate this year.

 

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