Here's the Swoon Index for this real-life skating couple:
Heat: Alexa confesses to being instantly attracted to Chris. In the November 2014 issue of Skating magazine, she remembered seeing him climb on her shuttle bus at a competition and said, “I noticed him. Definitely. I always thought he was the cute pairs guy.” Coach Delilah Sappenfield, who matched the pair, added, “I thought their styles of skating were perfect for each other, and in their first tryout, it was just instant.”
Tears: Sappenfield was not hoping for a romantic pairing off ice as well, but Alexa and Chris maintain that their off-ice partnership helps them get through the tough times on ice. The two have faced some recent tears, including an injured foot for Alexa and a broken ankle for Chris during the past Olympic year. Alexa admits that she cried on Chris's shoulder for days after their fourth place finish at Nationals kept them from Sochi. Chris says, “It was hard but it made it easier because we had each other.”
Laughs: Alexa loves to tease Chris about his car, texting him messages such as “Hey, bro, you still got those wheels?” So we'll forgive Chris for never letting her drive it!
Thrills: This year, they're skating to sultry Moulin Rouge music for their short program and excerpts from Gerschwin's An American in Paris for their long. Their impressive split triple twist, which they honed with video-assisted practice, has earned up to Level 4 credit. They are also developing two new lifts, one of which requires Alexa to be completely upside down.
And their most swoon-worthy moment? Chris proposed to Alexa with the help of her cat, Scarlet. He tied an engagement ring onto a white dress that was custom made for Scarlet, then threw a ball into Alexa's room. A minute later, he followed the cat in and got down on one knee. Of course Alexa said yes!
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