And now, he is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and fellow Olympic ice dancer, Tanith Belbin.
After a year without a partner in Canada, Belbin moved to Detroit in 1998, where she was partnered with Benjamin Agosto by their coach Igor Shpilband. junior national title and then took the bronze medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships. Championships and won the silver medal, qualifying them for their first senior World Championships, where they finished 17th. Fans of Belbin / Agosto wrote letters and signed petitions asking for a special act of Congress to allow Belbin to become a citizen in time for her to compete at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where many believed they could medal. However, the mother of fellow American ice dancer David Mitchell sent a letter to Senator Hillary Clinton, asking her to vote against it.
Though born in Canada, she holds dual citizenship and has competed for the United States since she began skating with Benjamin Agosto in 1998. The amendment was authored by Senator Carl Levin who stated, "This amendment corrects an anomaly in the law that unfairly disadvantaged some people who had begun their naturalization process before 2002.
With Agosto, Belbin is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, four-time World medalist, three-time Four Continents champion (2004–2006), and five-time U. Tanith Belbin began her naturalization process in 2000, but due to changes that were made to the law in 2002, the process has taken significantly longer than it would have if she had filed her paperwork two years later." Her father, Charles Belbin, is a public relations manager, while her mother, Michelle (Mc Kinlay) Belbin, is a former figure skater (who trained in St.
Meryl and I are oftentimes trying to portray people who are in love.
We've always been great friends, and we have a special relationship, but we've never been romantically involved."[Video: Can Gracie claim gold? ]The relationship between Belbin and White was widely known in the figure skating community since before the Vancouver Olympics, but it has generally escaped public attention.social media, with little in the way of public displays of affection since this tweet from Belbin back in 2011." data-reactid="41"Both Belbin and White have generally remained tight-lipped on their love life and rarely mention each other on social media, with little in the way of public displays of affection since this tweet from Belbin back in 2011.[Photos: Ridiculously photogenic Olympians to watch]"I do have an objective eye," she said, "to a certain degree of course. I want them to succeed."White was captain of the U. squad that finished third in the team competition that finished on Sunday. has never won a gold medal in ice dance, which was introduced into the Olympic program in 1976.