Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Tara Lipinski's gold medal performance at the Nagano Winter Olympics, but the 35-year-old is currently making headlines becuase the 2018 Winter Olympics begin tonight! — and fans want to know what the famed figure skater has been up to over the last two decades. Scroll down to get all your burning questions answered!
Who is Tara Lipinski?
Tara had her eyes set on becoming an Olympic athlete at a young age. According to Britannica, the Pennsylvania native began roller skating classes when she was just three years old and started taking private lessons not long after. By the age of nine, she won the gold medal at the national championships.
By that time the talented youngster had been ice-skating for about three years, and when her family moved to Houston, TX in 1991, she focused on that sport. The rest, they say, is history!
Is Tara Lipinski married?
The blonde beauty announced her engagement to television producer Todd Kapostasy in December 2015, and the two got married on June 24, 2017. "It was the best day of my life," Tara told People magazine at the time. "Obviously winning an Olympic gold medal for my country in 1998 was a very proud moment for me, but nothing competes with finding someone you love to spend the rest of your life with!"
She added, "The ceremony was our favorite moment, especially hearing Todd's vows, they were so beautiful. And just standing there in that moment made it the best day of our lives."
What is Tara Lipinski doing now?
In 2014, the Pennsylvania-born athlete resurfaced as a commentator and analyst on NBC, NBC Sports, and Universal Sports during the Sochi Winter Games. She and fellow analyst Johnny Weir (also an Olympic skater and a "bridesman" at her wedding) were such a big hit that they appeared as fashion commentators for Access Hollywood at the 86th Academy Awards. They also served as "cultural correspondents" for the 2016 Summer Games. Last year, she signed on as an executive producer for a potential Hulu drama centered around figure skating.
What is Tara Lipinski's net worth?
According to celebritynetworth.com, Tara is worth $6 million. Most of that money comes from her various TV gigs (she's retired from professional skating). In her prime, she also had paid endorsements with McDonald's, Chevrolet, Snapple, Kellogg's, and Coca-Cola — just to name a few.
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