Brooks Laich appeared to confirm that he is dating the Icelandic athlete Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir when he was spotted kissing her on Sunday.
The 38-year-old former professional hockey player was seen cheering on the 28-year-old star CrossFit athlete before they embraced for a kiss on Sunday at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.
The two celebrated the completion of competition by jetting off to Hawaii for a romantic couple’s vacation.
Getting serious: Brooks Laich, 28, seemed to confirm his romance with Icelandic athlete Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir, 28, on Sunday when they kissed at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin
Katrín placed second in the event, in which the competitors raced while doing lunges and holding barbells above their heads.
After completing the event, she was seen on the live feed heading over to the stands and hugging another woman.
Brooks was right next to her and beamed while wearing a white T-shirt with Davíðsdóttir’s last name written across his chest.
Once she was finished hugging, she leaned over to Brooks and grasped his arms while they had protracted kiss.
Loved up: After coming in second in the event, Katrín met Brooks at the stands. He wore a shirt with her name on it and they leaned in for a kiss
Admiration: On the same day, the former NHL star saluted Katrín’s athletic prowess on Instagram with a slideshow of her holding a barbell
On the same day, the former NHL star saluted Katrín’s athletic prowess on Instagram with a slideshow of her holding a barbell.
‘Ever since I met @katrintanja she’s always said one of her favorite events at the @crossfitgames is snatching under the lights of a packed Coliseum on Saturday night!’ he wrote.
‘I finally got to witness it last night, and it’s truly a spectacle!
‘It’s one competitor at a time, and all the eyes in the building are watching only you when it’s your turn. It’s what we athletes call “SHOWTIME,”‘ he continued, adding, ‘There’s nothing better than being able to put your years of hard work and dedication on display in front of thousands of raucous fans screaming in support!’
He concluded by thanking Katrín for continuing ‘to inspire and amaze,’ adding that ‘it was an absolute joy to watch you in your element last night!’
Brooks wrote, ‘I am left more inspired and amazed than I could have ever imagined,’ on a follow-up post of Katrín with other athletes
In a follow-up post from Monday, he shared a clip of the weightlifter running on a field with other athletes and revealed it was the first time he had seen her compete live.
‘I am left more inspired and amazed than I could have ever imagined,’ Brooks wrote.
‘So proud of the way she competed this weekend, which was the expression of the hard work she put in to be here. Rest assured the next time she takes the field, I will be there watching — bearing witness to one of the greatest competitors I have ever met!’
Katrín jumped into the comments to gush about knowing her beau was with her.
‘THE MOST incredible feeling to get to step out on that comp floor & I know you know that feeling aaaaaaaaaall too well. Thankful for you & the best support always always always,’ she wrote.
She also thanked her fans for cheering her on on her own account.
‘Though I had higher hopes for this weekend, I am extremely proud of the work I put in all season long, and I gave it everything I had this past weekend,’ she wrote. ‘You make the Games week the most magical time of the season!! xxx.’
Time to relax: Afterward, the couple flew to Hawaii for a romantic vacation. ‘Let the vacation begin!’ he wrote, while Katrín commented with a heart eyes emoji
Fun in the sun: Another playful snap was taken underwater as he beamed while holding his breath
‘I cannot wait to see you hit the floor again next season!!’ Brooks added in the comments.
On another post he wrote: ‘I love how you still find a way to smile.’
From the CrossFit Games it was off to Hawaii for the lovebirds.
‘Let the vacation begin,’ wrote the former Los Angeles Kings player to accompany a shirtless photo of himself in a pool as he flung his sunglasses at the camera.
Katrín commented on his post with a heart eyes emoji.
Another playful snap was taken underwater as he beamed while holding his breath.
‘It’s totally acceptable to be an adult and be the only one playing in the pool at 8am right? Right… ?’ he joked in his caption.
Stunner: Although the couple haven’t posted any photos together since being in Hawaii, Katrín wasn’t afraid to share some gorgeous pictures that Brooks took of her
Eye-catching: She gave a stylish closeup in a follow-up post in which her head peaked out above the surface of the pool.
Although the couple haven’t posted any photos together since being in Hawaii, Katrín wasn’t afraid to share some gorgeous pictures that Brooks took of her.
One image showed her at the edge of a pool in a white bikini that showcased her incredible abs and muscular physique as she kicked up some water.
‘Kicking off this off-season in a place I have been dreaming of coming for yeeeeeeeears .. ALOHA HAWAII,’ she wrote.
She gave a stylish closeup in a follow-up post in which her head peaked out above the surface of the pool.
‘I shore do love the beach ☀️ .. I think you can really sea that in this picture!’ she wrote.
The two also shared photos of their breakfasts, which were on the same table.
End of the line: Brooks is moving on after his ex Julianne Hough, 33, filed for divorce in November 2020. They originally separated in May 2020 but reconciled briefly in September; seen in 2019 in LA
Brooks’ newest relationship is heating up in the wake of his failed marriage to actress and dancer Julianne Hough, 33.
The two began dating in early 2014 and got engaged in August of 2015, before tying the knot on July 8, 2017.
In 2019, Julianne came out as bisexual, and Brooks later said that he hadn’t ‘fully expressed’ his sexuality in January 2020.
However, he later clarified that he was talking about exploring sexual practices that he found enjoyable and fulfilling, rather than questioning his sexual orientation.
Despite the newfound openness, the two seemed to be having marital troubles throughout the early pandemic months, when they quarantined separately, with Julianne staying in LA while Brooks was in Idaho.
In May of 2020 they announced their separation. ‘We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,’ they said in a joint statement. ‘We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.’
The two reportedly remained on friendly terms, and Brooks attended his wife’s birthday over the summer while her brother Derek attended his birthday celebrations.
They officially reconciled by September and took a vacation together to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in hopes of resuscitating their marriage. However, the reached an impasse when Julianne filed for divorce in November 2020. ‘They were trying to get their marriage to work for a long time,’ a source told People at the time. ‘They both made many changes and compromised, but it just wasn’t enough. They don’t have the same vision for the future.’