Married pair figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim will be taking to the ice in PyeongChang on Valentine’s Day—and it couldn’t be more fitting.
The couple—who have been skating together since 2012 and married in 2016—captured the attention of the nation with their performance on Friday at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, which saw them end their moving program with a smooch on the lips that lit the internet on fire. Their skate helped lead the U.S. figure skating team to a bronze medal.
“When we kissed, in the back of my mind I was like: We’re on Olympic ice. It’s still such a big deal, we’re still like kids taking it in,” Alexa, 26, told PEOPLE after the routine. She added that once she heard the audience’s positive reaction to their kiss, she turned to her sweetheart and said, “Chris do one more!”
On Monday, the couple continued their affection when Alexa posted a picture to social media showing her and Chris sharing a kiss while on the ice, with an Olympic mascot doll in Chris’s hand.
Alexa captioned it, simply, “My person,” …read more