Charlie White Girlfriend, If fans have learned one thing so far about Charlie White since he joined Dancing with the Stars, it’s that – to many people’s dismay – he and fellow competitor Meryl Davis are not an item.
In fact, White, 26, who won the gold medal with Davis at the Sochi Winter Olympics, has been in a five-year relationship with Tanith Belbin, 29, which he acknowledged publicly on Monday night’s show.
Part of what keeps the low-key courtship such a success amid seemingly endless chatter that Davis and White are dating is Belbin’s history as a former ice dancer, herself.
“She gets it,” White told PEOPLE backstage on Monday, shortly after learning he’d advanced to another week in the competition. “She won the silver medal in 2006 with her partner Ben Agosto, and people were always like, ‘Are you guys dating?’ It’s just something you get as dancers. [Her understanding] makes my life so much easier.”