A wonderful friendship! From an early age, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron have spent a lot of time together. In an interview with Radio Canada Sports, the skater said: “We started skating together when we were nine years old. It became fun very quickly and we developed this bond naturally. The thing of having skated together for seventeen years is that we still have this little child part of us which has remained and which does not really grow! Referring to their relationship, the young woman added: “It is still something super unique because we have experienced things that two humans, normally, will never experience together. is ultra unique. We are often asked to describe our relationship and it’s very difficult, it’s even impossible!”
If Gabriella Papadakis seems to be single, Guillaume Cizeron is in a relationship. On May 17, 2020, it was on the occasion of the world day against homophobia and transphobia that the athlete had come out by sharing a snapshot with his companion. A few days later, it was in the columns of Têtu that the Olympic champion had explained: “I wouldn’t consider myself in the closet before posting this publication. So I don’t really consider it a coming out. Even if I’ve never spoken publicly about my sexual orientation, I’m one of those who thinks it’s not something members of the community should have to do.” Finally, he added: “I have the impression that gay sportsmen are still known for being gay sportsmen. I don’t want to be the gay skater, but the medal-winning skater. But I think there is still needs to fight for mores to evolve in this direction. I plan to invest myself more in this cause in the future.
The heartbreaking secrets of Guillaume Cizeron about his first love
In his autobiography My most beautiful victory, the skater spoke at length about his first companion, Deborah, who had an important role in his coming out. “It’s her beauty that seduces me, her laugh too, and I have to please her too because we are approaching. Finally, in my opinion, it is her who is approaching, I do not see myself taking the first step. I love her, she loves me back and shows it to me, this is the first time I feel like I love a girl and I tell myself that if there is even one chance that I will become straight, this chance is called Deborah,” he wrote. In all transparency, he had explained: “Deborah is the first person to whom I confessed to being homosexual. It seemed impossible to say, completely impossible, I was paralyzed with shame. It took time, by the way. , it was she who forced me to formulate it.”
Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron © Zuma Press