Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski wore matching outfits and all but finished each other’s sentences on “Late Night with Seth Meyers“ on Friday. They’re still inseparable, two weeks after the Olympics.
“You know that weird feeling when you meet someone that you, like, really connect to,” Lipinski said. “It’s just, like, weirdly all the time.”
“We’re too old to wear friendship bracelets,” Weir said, “so we do it by matching lace frocks.”
Lipinski and Weir discussed their trip to the Oscars last week, and Weir also divulged one piece of clothing he simply will not wear. As for their partnership, they said they were originally supposed to work separately.
“It was our idea [to work together],” Lipinski said. “We were doing the Grand Prix season for NBC. He was doing the men’s. I was doing the ladies. We just walked in one day and said, ‘I think we should it together. It would be so much more fun.'”
NBC let them try it out, and the star couple was born. They gained a huge following during the Olympics, thanks in part to Instagram videos together. One, which included play-by-play man Terry Gannon, was shown on “Late Night.”
“We had all this time to play with, so we thought why not dance around production trucks?” Weir said.
“When people started following, I was like, ‘What is happening?'” Lipinski said.
Weir also said his Sochi experience affirmed it was the right decision to go to Russia despite its law banning the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations.
“I will continue to go to Russia,” Weir said. “The important thing here is that everyone was fighting for the LGBT community in Russia. I’m not an activist in any way, but I felt that my presence there could be a ray of sunshine. I was hoping for the community to show them that I’m standing with them. Nothing will keep me away from their country. I’ll be myself no matter what. That’s the best thing that I can do.”
In another segment, Weir and Lipinski commentated on what was called the “30 Rock Lunchtime Figure Skating Olympics,” critiquing pedestrians skating on the famous Rink at Rockefeller Center.