Is newly-separated Vera Wang, 63, more than just good friends with 27-year-old champion figure skater
18:56 GMT, 17 July 2012
Just last week, Vera Wang and her husband of 23 years, Arthur Becker, announced
Now sources say that the designer is dating 27-year-old Olympic champion figure skater Evan Lysacek, who moved into her Beverly Hills mansion last month.
Although the president of Ms Wang's company, Mario Grauso, commented on the recent split as amicable, the Daily News has announced that 'there is something going on' between the 63-year-old designer and the young ice skater.
Dating or close friends Last week, Vera Wang and her husband of 23 years, Arthur Becker, announced their separation, now sources say the designer is dating 27-year-old figure skater Evan Lysacek
Over the past week, many unnamed 'sources' have come forward, telling the New York
Post that the couple 'used to fight all the time in public, even at
dinner. They would berate each other in front of other people.'
The Daily News added to its alleged report, quoting a source as saying: 'Wang is “just enamoured with him and enjoys his company.”'
As these photos show, Ms Wang and Mr Lysacek have known each other for a number of years.
More than just friends Vera Wang and Olympic champion figure skater Evan Lysacek have worked together since 2009, and are pictured in 2010 at a Knicks game (left) and out to dinner that same year (right)
Long-lasting friendship: The pair have been pictured together over the past two years, in 2011 they were spotted grocery shopping (left) and also in 2011 the appeared together at the Skating With the Stars Gala (right)
The designer and figure skater worked together in 2009 and 2010 on several of his skating outfits.
Ms Wang, a former figure skater herself, has helped create outfits for other athletes, such as Michelle Kwan, in the past.
The Daily News reported that she is working on future ensembles for Mr Lysacek, which is dependent on his skating career.
The Chicago native did not skate
competitively in 2010-2011, however he did not announce his retirement
either, and has slowly returned to the ice.
He trains at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, which is approximately 25 minutes from Beverly Hills.
Separated: Just last week, Vera Wang and her husband of 23 years, Arthur Becker, announced their separation
The Daily News source reported that he moved into Ms Wang’s Beverly Hills mansion last month, with the designer offering Mr Lysacek the opportunity 'to stay there for a while.'
LAst week, the president of Ms Wang's company,
Mario Grauso, said in a statement, 'Vera Wang and Arthur Becker have
mutually and amicably agreed to separate. They remain devoted parents to
their two daughters.'
Their separation came two weeks shy of their 23rd wedding anniversary; the now 63-year-old designer
was 39 when she wed Mr Becker, a computer executive who has become
increasingly involved with the Vera Wang brand over the years.
couple married at the Hotel Pierre in 1989 after becoming informally engaged in 1988 during a trip to Hawaii, and have two daughters, Cecilia and Josephine.
In 2006, Ms Wang described her marriage as a surprise to New York magazine.
said: 'I was the girl who nobody thought would ever get married. I was
going to be a fashion nun the rest of my life. There are generations of
them, those fashion nuns, living, eating, breathing clothes.
'But Ralph [Lauren] said, “Get
yourself a husband and a family.” Anna [Wintour] said, “You have got to
get a family going here. You’ve been single for three decades now.” So I
married my husband.
are days I’m not happy I did it, but there are days I’m thrilled – I
mean, he has always understood my nature, which is that it’s always