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The world learned Tara Lipinski’s name in 1998 when she won a gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. At the time, Lipinski was only 15 years old and became the youngest person to win Olympic gold in her sport. She was also the first woman to complete a triple loop-triple loop combination, which was her signature jump. Lipinski retired from skating in 2002 and today works as a commentator for NBC. Now, with the Olympics underway, many fans are wondering who she’s married to.

Here’s more on Lipinski’s husband, Todd Kapostasy, and their love story.

Tara Lipinski wearing a red gown and her husband, Todd Kapostasy, sporting a tuxedo at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party
Tara Lipinski wearing a red gown and her husband, Todd Kapostasy, sporting a tuxedo at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party | Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Tesla

Lipinski met Kapostasky when she presented him with an award

Kapostasy was born on July 7, 1984, in Ohio. He graduated from Perry High School in 2002 and then attended Brown University where he majored in political science and history. After graduation, he became a director and a sports producer for both Fox and ESPN. According to his IMDb bio, some of his work includes The Pine Tar Incident, and Gifts of My Kin, as well as Rodman: For Better or Worse.

Lipinski actually met Kapostasy when she presented him with an award at the Sports Emmys.

When Lipinski and Kapostasy got married

Lipinski and Kapostasy tied the knot on June 24, 2017, at Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina. The bride wore a Reem Acra gown, which was designed by Laura Basci, and featured a 20-foot train. The Philadelphia native paired her dress with Charlotte Olympia pumps. Fellow ice skating Olympian and broadcasting partner Johnny Weir was part of the bridal party and gave a toast to the couple at the reception.

The day after they said their “I dos,” Lipinski took to Instagram and gushed about being married. “Yesterday was by far the best day of my life,” she wrote alongside a wedding photo. “There was one moment during the ceremony where I thought, I can not be any happier than I am in this very moment. His vows will forever be etched in my mind.”

Following their nuptials, Lipinski and Kapostasy spent their honeymoon in the Maldives.

Lipinski said her husband ‘gets emotional’ rewatching her skate for gold in Nagano


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Just before the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off, Lipinski was a guest on Access Daily and spoke to hosts Mario Lopez and Kit Hoover about the docu-series “Meddling” which she co-produced with her husband. The program covers the Olympic skating scandal that took place in 2002 when Canadian figure skating pair Jamie Salé and David Pelletier lost the gold to Russian pair Anton Sikharulidze and Elena Berezhnaya.

Lipinski also revealed that she still skates today saying: “I do it enough to keep up. I’m definitely not on the ice every day … [but] I don’t usually go longer than a month or two to make sure that I still got it.” She admitted that Kapostasy “gets emotional” rewatching her performance for the gold at the 1998 Winter Games and that gives her chills. She added: “I’m lucky to have him.”