Tessa Virtue Biography

( 1989 - )
May 29, 2020
First published on:April 11, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of Tessa Virtue

Date of Birth: 1989, May 17
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Birth Name Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue
Birth Place London, Canada
Famous Name Tessa Virtue
Father Jim Virtue
Mother Kate Virtue
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $400,000
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Profession Ice Dancer
Currently Married No
Children No
Boyfriend No
Tatto(s) No

Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue better known as Tessa Virtue is a Canadian professional ice dancer. Together with her ice dance partner, Scott Moir she has won various titles including Olympic champion, World champion, Continents champion, Grand Prix Final champion, Canadian National Champion, and the World Junior champion.

Currently, Virtue's net worth is approximately $2 million. Furthermore, she is possibly single and unmarried. 

Tessa Virtue Net Worth and Salary 2020

Tessa Virtue has an estimated net worth of around $2 million, as of 2019. She has earned her wealth widely through her ice dancing career. According to sources, the dancer earns around $400,000 annually. 

From the endorsement deals with different renowned brands like Adidas, Nivea, and Visa, she has managed to gather a massive fortune. With an enormous net worth, she spends a good sum of money for his stylish dressing. Looking towards her Instagram posts Virtue is enjoying her luxurious lifestyle.

Virtue received an Acura RDX car from Acura company after winning the gold medal as an endorsement. Apart from this, there is not much information about her earnings, but some awards and achievements which she won, make millions of dollars.

Tessa Virtue Relationship Status: Single

Tessa Virtue is assumed to be single and prefers to keep her profile related to her boyfriend and relationship away from the reach of the media or public. She was in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, David Pelletier, Canadian pairs figure skater in 2009, however, they couldn't continue their relationship and separated.

Virtue is not married yet and has no husband. There are no questions regarding her divorce. She started living in Canton, the U.S. to train under Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva in 2003.  She later went back to his hometown after the 2014 Olympics.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s Relationship

Tessa Virtue and his dance partner, Scott Moir are together since 1997 but they haven’t confirmed their relationship. Moir and Tess can be seen sharing their beautiful moments, off the ice stage too. Recently, Scott announced his engagement with his fiancee and surprisingly it wasn't Tessa who was assumed as his future partner.  

In 2014 they were involved in coaching controversies after duo said that, ‘they at times felt like their coach was giving more attention to another pair as she also coached, Charlie White and Americans Meryl Davis.

Tessa Virtue with her car
SOURCE: Instagram

Scott Moir and Virtue are the only ice dance team that can do upbeat routines as well they can dramatic and gentle ones. On September 19, 2018, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir announced that will be performing at Prospera Place on behalf of Thank You Canada Tour this fall. They will also be accompanied by other Canadian skating superstars such as Kaetlyn Osmond, Elvis Stojko, and Patrick Chan.

Family Background

Tessa Virtue was born on May 17, 1989, in London, Ontario, Canada. She was born to father, Jim Virtue, and mother, Kate Virtue.

Tessa Virtue in her childhood days
SOURCE: Instagram

Additionally, she grew up with his three siblings: two brothers named Kevin Virtue and Casey Virtue and a sister named Jordan Virtue. Regarding her nationality, Virtue is Canadian and belongs to white ethnicity.

Professional Career

Tessa Virtue was passionate about world skating since her childhood years. She enrolled at Holy Names High School in Windsor, Ontario, and studied psychology at the University of Windsor. Virtue gained her degree at the University of Western Ontario.

She began her skating career in 1997 along with his partner, Scott Moir. Following this, Virtue has been honored with the bronze medal at the 2002 Canadian Championships.

In the same year, the duo claimed the 7th position at the 2003 Canadian Championships in the junior division. Later, they decided to transfer to Canton, Michigan and started working along with Marina Zueva and Igor Shpilband at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena.

The couple made their ISU Junior Grand Pix debut during the 2003-004 ISU Junior Grand Pix. They finished the tournament in 4th position.

The pair then won the Canadian Junior title in 2004, became Canada’s top ice dance couple in 2007, and awarded a silver medal at the 2008 World Championships.

The duo won held the third position at World Championships and named the first ice dance team to receive a 10.0 for a program component score with the new ISU Judging System. In 2010, Virtue and Moir made history as became the first ice dancers from North America to win an Olympic gold medal.

Virtue and his partner, Moir were the first ice dancers to win the Olympic gold on home ice and the first ice dancers to win gold in their Olympic debut and youngest pair ever to win an Olympic title as well.

She and Moir were assigned to the 2010 Skate Canada International for the 2010-11 Grand Prix and 2010 Trophee Eric Bompard as well. Following they have been honored with 2010 and 2012 World Championship and silver in 2011 and 2013. They also won Olympic silver in 2014.

After a brilliant or impressive performance, they won the 2017 World Champions and 2018 Olympic champions.

Later, they are described as the most decorated Canadian ice dance team of all time and the most decorated Olympic figure skaters of all time. 

In December 2017, they won Canadian Olympic athletes of the year by CBC.

Here is the list of world records by the Ice Skating couple Virtue and Moir.

Date Score Event
20 February 2018 206.07 2018 Winter Olympics
28 October 2017 199.86 2017 Skate Canada International
1 April 2017 198.62 2017 World Championships
10 December 2016 197.22 2016–17 Grand Prix Final
27 November 2016 195.84 2016 NHK Trophy
7 December 2013 190.00 2013–14 Grand Prix Final
30 April 2011 181.79 2011 World Championships

Here is the list of the duo's records and achievements

1)The first figure skaters in 38 years to win three Olympic golds.

2) First former junior world champions to win Olympic gold in ice dance.

3) The first ice dance team from North America to take ice dance Olympic gold, breaking Europe's 34-year streak.

4) The first and only ice dance team to ever win Olympic gold on home ice.

5) The youngest team to ever take ice dance gold at the Olympics.

6) The first and only team to take ice dance gold in their Olympic debut.

7) The most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

As of April 2018,  they are currently touring Japan with Stars on Ice.


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