American Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, 26, has arrived at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics to take home the gold after winning silver at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. And we don’t know about you guys, but all of the sudden we’re in love. Not only is Kenworthy an extremely talented skier, but he’s also quite the sight for sore eyes. But before we all fall too hard, we should note that Gus Kenworthy is taken. Kenworthy is dating actor Matt Wilkas, 39, and they’re so freaking cute we can’t stand it.
In a 2016 interview with Out magazine, Kenworthy and Wilkas talked about their coming out experiences and how they met. Kenworthy actually slid into Wilkas’ Instagram DMs after seeing him in a film called Gayby. He sent him a message asking to meet up for coffee during an upcoming trip to New York. The coffee date never happened, but a year later Kenworthy reached out again and they finally had their long overdue date. From there, the rest is history.
These two have been going strong since 2015 and despite both their busy schedules, the couple is doing their best to make things work.
“All relationships take work, and we’ve definitely begun to realize that. I’m traveling and skiing and training and competing. He lives in New York — he can’t really live in Denver,” Kenworthy told Out. “Also, I was in a relationship from 18 to 23, and I still haven’t really experienced that much sexually.”
With their great communication skills paired with their love for one another, Kenworthy and Wilkas certainly seem like they’re only going to keep growing stronger as a couple. You may have seen Wilkas in movies like 2017’s The Mummy (he plays a reporter), or in Ugly Betty, in which he plays a waiter in one episode.
We can’t wait to see Kenworthy take to the slopes and we’ll continue to follow he and Wilkas’ relationship.