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Olympic gold medalists Evan Bates and Madison Chock are not only partners on the ice but also in real life. They first started skating together during the 2011-2012 season and began dating in 2017 after growing closer and falling in love. Bates revealed that he had a crush on Chock when they were teenagers and loves her personality and zest for life. Their relationship has been impacted by their pursuit of Olympic success, but they continue to support each other both professionally and personally.

Despite their high-intensity training schedule, Bates and Chock lead quiet lives and enjoy spending time at home and going to bed early. Bates proposed to Chock in June 2022 during a vacation in Thailand, and they are currently planning their wedding while still actively competing in skating competitions. Chock expressed their love for the sport and the process of working hard day in and day out to achieve their goals. They continue to enjoy skating together and are dedicated to their craft and their relationship.

The pair first competed together in 2011, with Bates having previously placed 11th at the 2010 Olympics with his former partner Emily Samuelson. Chock and Bates had good chemistry right from the start and formed a strong partnership both on and off the ice. In 2017, while experiencing career highs, they took their relationship to the next level and started dating. They later adopted two toy poodles together, Stella and Henry, further solidifying their bond.

Chock and Bates have competed together at the Olympic Games in 2014, 2018, and 2022, where they were named co-captains of the ice skating team during the 2022 tournament in Beijing. They have consistently worked hard to achieve success at the highest level of competition and have proven themselves as top contenders in the sport. Their dedication to skating and their relationship has been evident throughout their journey, with both partners supporting each other through the ups and downs of their careers.

In January 2024, Chock and Bates won their first Grand Prix Final title, just a month before becoming Olympic gold medalists. They initially finished second in the team figure skating event behind the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), but after a disqualification for doping, they were awarded the gold medal. The victory came as a surprise to the team, bringing closure to their experience in Beijing. Chock, Bates, and their teammates expressed their relief and gratitude for the outcome, which has further solidified their bond and their shared passion for skating.

Throughout their relationship, Chock and Bates have navigated the challenges of competitive skating while also growing closer in their personal lives. Their love for each other and for the sport shines through in their dedication to their craft and their unwavering support of each other. As they continue to pursue their goals on and off the ice, they remain united in their commitment to each other and to achieving success at the highest level of competition.

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