Twitter users swoon over Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
A pair of Canadian figure skaters have captivated Olympics viewers with their incredible chemistry, and now have scores of people rooting for them to become a couple.
Tessa Virtue, 28, and Scott Moir, 30, have melted the hearts of many Olympics viewers with their s*xy, romantic routines, including a sultry Moulin-Rouge-themed performance that helped them win the ice dance gold in PyeongChang.
Together, Scott and Tessa have become the most decorated figure skaters in Olympics history, and the exact nature of their relationship is now a subject of passionate discussion on Twitter.
The athletes have been skating together since they were children, and have so far maintained their relationship is platonic.
Some Twitter users, however, are having none of it, and are delighting in posting photos and gifs of the duo to reflect their obvious chemistry.
'#VirtueMoir just skated,' one Twitter user wrote, referring to the couple by its own dedicated hashtag. 'Winter Olympics are over. They melted all of the ice. Everyone is pregnant. We're all Canadian now.'
'Honestly, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have more chemistry in any single moment of a four-minute performance than exists in the ENTIRE "Fifty Shades" trilogy,' someone else added.
Another person begged the couple: 'JUST SAY YOU’RE IN LOVE ALREADY' while one drew their own conclusions, writing: 'I DON'T CARE WHAT MEDAL THEY WIN ANYMORE. THEY'RE IN LOVE.'
A lot of the reactions came after Scott and Tessa performed their Moulin Rouge routine, which they considered toning down for fear it would be too sexy for the judges.
One move in particular, which saw Tessa sitting on Scott's shoulders while facing him, was almost removed, but the duo chose to keep it in the end.
Leslie Jones swooned over the duo while commentating one of their routines with Adam Rippon on Tuesday, asking: 'Are they getting in trouble for how sexy they are?'
'Are they dating? Yes, they're dating. There's no way you can do that together and not date,' Leslie added in the segment. 'They've kissed each other at least once.'
Scott and Tessa were in fact childhood sweethearts, their former coach Paul MacIntosh told The Canadian Press earlier this month, likely to the delight of those rooting for the pair to become a couple.
Paul recounted how Scott, then nine, and Tessa, then seven, would claim they were dating but remained so shy they almost didn't speak to or look at each other.
'The whole world would like them to date. But they were "dating" at age nine and seven, and I think Scotty broke it off,' the former coach added. 'And he would say that's 19 or 20 years of regret.'
Hoda Kotb did ask the duo about their romantic 'situation' in an interview with the Today show, praising the couple's 'undeniable' chemistry.
'Well that's such a compliment that you feel that when you watch us skate,' Tessa said. 'We absolutely love performing together. We love storytelling.'
Scott also said the public's reaction is the sign of a job well done, adding: 'I guess, mission accomplished! That was the story we were telling, so I'm happy that you fell in love with that.'