You may have seen Gracie Gold’s Instagram post about her “boyfriend Mr. Gorilla,” a larger than life stuffed animal she jokingly called her boyfriend on twitter. Well, it turns out she has moved on from the oversized primate and has since struck up a relationship with another skater. Gracie Gold’s boyfriend is Max Aaron, a former Junior National Champion figure skater and 2014 U.S Bronze medalist.
It is not exactly clear when or how Gracie and Max became an item, but just about a year ago Max posted a photo to Instagram that more than confirmed their relationship. The picture, which Max captioned “woke up to these awesome cupcakes from my girl @graciegold, shows 2 plates of cupcakes and a mushy love note that reads:
Max, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am so sorry I can’t be there to celebrate with you. I hope that this 21st birthday is great! We’ve had a lot of great times together and I can’t wait to see you again. I miss you so much! You are such a sweet and amazing guy. I’m lucky to be your girlfriend. Please enjoy these cupcakes for me. The four-leaf clover is for good luck at worlds, the 21 should remind you to have fun and let loose, and the heart is to remind you of me <3 Love, Grace
As many of you are already aware, Gracie is shaping up to be America’s sweetheart in this year’s Winter Olympic Games. In Mid-January she not only became the US National Champion, clinching one of three coveted Olympic spots, but she proved to be a graceful (no pun intended) competitor… not to mention completely adorable. Max on the other hand narrowly missed a chance at one of two Olympic positions on the men’s figure skating team when he placed third at nationals in Boston.
After his bronze medal finish Aaron sent out a humble and touching message to his fans on Facebook
I wanted to take the time to write something from the heart. I want to thank my friends, family, fans, and sponsors for all the support this year leading to my first Olympic Trials. It breaks my heart knowing I won’t be at the games but I know we have an amazing team. Congratulations to all the team members, especially my friends Jeremy and Jason. My spirit will live through the team, hoping for success in every discipline. I am honored to be selected for the World Championships and hope to make the USA Proud! Can’t thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart for the moments you have all given me. If there was any way to thank each and every one of you I would.
This unfortunately means Gracie and Max, who are both extremely modest, kind, and classy competitors, will not be this year’s US Olympic love story. However, Gracie is definitely going to be an Olympic stand out that we remember for years to come. I mean could there be a better name for a skater than Gracie Gold?
Perhaps as the games draw nearer we will see some social media love between Max and Gracie as he wishes her well on her Olympic journey. It’s definitely his turn to send some cupcakes her way!