American figure skating couple Chris and Alexa have love in their ice
American figure skating couple Chris and Alexa Knierim say they can never carry their domestic disputes, if any, to the ice ring
Chris and Alexa Knierim compete in the figure skating event at the Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung, South Korea yesterday. Pic/Getty Images
The next time you have an argument with your better half, spare a thought for love on ice couple Chris and Alexa Knierim. The US figure skaters competing at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics are partners on the ice, and married off it. They say you should never take your work home. So, a heated exchange over cornflakes needs to be quickly forgotten if, like Alexa, you have to put your total trust in the man you would have happily throttled a short time earlier. He's the one throwing you up in the air and then catching you - smiling throughout. "Yeah, you can get that kind of situation, with any relationship whether you're married or just work partners," Chris told AFP.
Alexa nods in agreement: "We're human, so we still run into that sometimes. It's easy for us but maybe it's different for other people," Chris adds, "We know what works and what doesn't, talking, you know how to say something the right way. It's a lot of communication, we've learned throughout the years of being together what works and what doesn't. So, we simply switch off the minute we get into the ice ring."