Olympian Charlie White engaged to longtime girlfriend
Charlie White took home the gold at this year's Winter Olympics, and now has the woman of his dreams. White proposed to his girlfriend Tanith Belbin.
Charlie White is having a good year. Not only did he and partner Meryl Davis win the gold for ice dancing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but it looks like he just proposed to his longtime girlfriend Tanith Belbin — and she said yes.
The couple was on vacation in Hawaii when he popped the question. He posted a photo of Belbin — and the ring — on Instagram.
Belbin is also an ice dancer who took home the silver medal at the 2006 Olympics.
White's announcement came less than a week after he and Davis announced they'd be taking some time off. After taking home the gold, White and Davis decided to skip the 2014-2015 competitive skating season, according to ESPN.
The teammates have been skating together for 17 years, and have won six U.S. titles, two world championships and a silver at the Vancouver games in 2010. In 2014, they became the first Americans to take home the gold for ice dancing at the Olympics.
"We're so grateful for the support we've received through this truly amazing year in our lives," Davis and White said during their announcement. "Trying to stay in the present, we've decided not to look too far ahead regarding our competitive careers. We'll be taking the 2014-15 season away from competition. We will not make any further decisions until a later date."
Both White and Davis competed in Dancing With the Stars this year, but White was eliminated in the semifinals. Davis later took home the gold in that event as well.
Even though they plan to take a break, White and Davis will still be doing non-competitive shows together. But it will also give White some time with his new fiancée, and a chance to help plan their wedding.