Figure skating champion Tara Lipinski, husband Todd Kapostasy enjoy Maldives honeymoon
Tara Lipinski, figure skating world champion and Olympic gold medalist, and husband Todd Kapostasy are spending their honeymoon in the Maldives.
Lipinski wed Fox Sports producer Todd Kapostasy on Saturday at the historic Middleton Place plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.
Following their lavish wedding, the couple arrived in the Maldives and travelled to One&Only Reethi Rah for their honeymoon. They have been documenting it via social media.
The tropical getaway has been a surreal experience for the newly married couple. “I can’t stop staring at everything here. It doesn’t even seem real! Just blue water everywhere,” Lipinski captioned subsequent seaside snaps on Instagram.
Lipinski’s groom is just as enamoured. “Fairly confident that the Maldives imports large quantities of bright teal dye, because there’s no way this is natural,” he wrote. “Another dream day with @taralipinski.”
A former competitor in ladies’ singles, Lipinski is the 1998 Olympic champion, the 1997 World champion, a two-time Champions Series Final champion (1997–1998), and the 1997 US national champion. She is the youngest person — by 32 days — ever to win a World Figure Skating title, doing so at the age of 14 years, nine months and 10 days, and the youngest Olympic gold medalist in the individual ladies’ singles event, having won in Nagano, Japan on February 20, 1998 at the age of 15 years, eight months and 10 days.
She is now an actress and a sports commentator.
Located in North Male Atoll, One&Only Reethi Rah is a luxurious tropical getaway overlooking the Indian Ocean that offers an infinity pool, free Wi-Fi and a peaceful private beach. The elegant villas at One&Only Reethi Rah are situated either over the lagoon or by the beach and enjoy beautiful ocean views. Built over the water, Tapasake Restaurant serves modern Japanese cuisine, while the beachside Fanditha Restaurant offers Middle Eastern food and champagne.
The resort was recently crowned the Best Hotel in Asia and Africa at The ULTRAS 2017 awards.
Maldives is amongst the most sought after destinations by celebrity travellers from across the world.
Hollywood and Bollywood personalities as well as world-renowned music artists have all declared the Maldives as their favourite part of the world for a relaxing getaway. Sports personalities, including the likes of Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Carlos Tevez, Arjen Robben, Miroslav Klose and Franz Beckenbauer have also fell in love with the white sand beaches and the blue skies of the Maldives.
Maldives has won several global and regional accolades for being amongst the most romantic destinations in the world, with the latest being included in an annual list compiled by Brides magazine of the 20 most honeymoon worthy destinations in the world. Surveys and studies analysing travel trends have also shown that a healthy majority of travellers that choose the Maldives are honeymooners.