Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir got a lot of people talking with their coverage of the Olympics in Sochi, so it was a no-brainer to put them together again on television for coverage of the Super Bowl. Even better than their outfits and onscreen chemistry, however, was the fact that they chose the winning team based on one factor: hotness.
“We’re rooting for Rob Gronkowski. We got to interview him. He was so nice, and we fell in love. We’re rooting for him specifically, and he just happens to play for the Patriots,” Lipinski told Entertainment Tonight.
“We watched a couple of his YouTube play moments. We don’t understand anything. We just think he’s a big, hot dude,” Weir added.
Tara Lipinski posted several photos and videos on Instagram while she and Weir were in Phoenix and it certainly looked like they were having as much fun as humanly possible. The longtime friends were also excited that Katy Perry was the halftime show performer, as they kept her on repeat when they were in Sochi.
“We listened to Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ on repeat at Sochi. That was our pre-game song in the makeup trailer. We’d make sure the makeup girls would turn it on, and we’d listen to it every day. It’s just right that at our next event together, Katy Perry would be there,” Tara Lipinski said.
Lipinski said before the game that while she and Weir didn’t know much about football, it didn’t matter when it came to enjoying the Super Bowl.
“When you’re as good as these teams are, and when you’re prepared and ready to compete as an athlete, the hardest part is just letting go and staying out of your mind. But these teams are so talented, and that’s why it’s going to be so good to watch them brawl,” Tara Lipinski said.