Like most viewers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, actor Ryan Reynolds fell under the spell of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, a legendary ice dance duo from his home country. When they became Olympic champions once again this week, he sent them a shout-out. And naturally, Reynolds took a unique approach.
"Go @TeamCanada!!" he wrote in a tweet that also honored gold medal-winning skier Cassie Sharp. "@CassieSharpe is a legend -- makin' it look easy. And thank you tessavirtue & ScottMoir for agreeing to raise my children as your own."
Reynolds is known for his tongue-in-cheek tweets, and we like this one because it possibly places him among the legions of Tessa and Scott shippers, many of whom only recently discovered the ice dancers but now suddenly can't get enough of the skaters' chemistry, both on and off the ice. "SNL" star Leslie Jones, for example, is a convert. When the comedian watched them skate with figure skaters Adam Rippon and Scott Hamilton, she asked, "Are they getting in trouble for how sexy they are?"
"Are they getting in trouble for how sexy they are?"@lesdoggg and @adaripp commentating on @tessavirtue and @scottmoir's short dance is everything we could have ever wanted. AND MORE. #WinterOlympicshttps://t.co/fmMl0C4Amfpic.twitter.com/ykkNvv7L5p
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 20, 2018
Virtue and Moir have been vague about their relationship status, leaving fans to their very fervid speculation. Many are hoping for an Olympics proposal, and others are taking it even further and calling for little "ice dance babies" now that the skaters look likely to retire.
THE WHOLE WORLD'S WAITING FOR A PROPOSAL I CANT BELIEVE #VirtueMoir
— alex (@poedamnrn) February 20, 2018
Tam was saying #VirtueAndMoir made you feel like they were in love and now you want to see their ice dance babies. ????.
— Joel???? (@macdaley360) February 20, 2018
Scott Moir just slung his arm around Tessa Virtue's neck and then patted the top of the opposite boob area I'm THIRTEEN again I want a PROPOSAL on ICE I want ice dancing TODDLERS I am serious GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER CANADA GOD DAMN IT #VirtueAndMoirpic.twitter.com/E9cLBv5jCY
— Katie (@Frazzle_Rocks) February 19, 2018
If fans' dreams come true, Virtue and Moir might be too busy to raise Reynolds and Blake Lively's kids. He might have to start considering a back-up plan.