But so much has changed around them, on the ice-dancing stage.
Career rivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White — golden at the Sochi Olympics, where Virtue and Moir had to settle for silver — have departed the fray and given no indication they intend to return for Pyeong Chang next year.
So maybe Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will gift one another with his and her crockery next year, marking two decades as an ice-dancing couple. Pity that romance has allegedly never sprouted, although they can certainly depict passion as performers.
Their on-ice relationship, unlike many marriages, has never wavered. Take a look at online videos of the duo as under-10 competitors and, except for their cute mini-me dimensions, they don’t appear much different than today, Virtue all coltish-legged and Moir with his arm-around.
But all this begs the question: if you've been instructed on exactly how to run your hands up and down a woman to make her feel sexy, does that make the chemistry more or less real?
They also won a silver medal in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. After winning the Canadian junior title in 2004, they became Canada's top ice dance couple in 2007 and won the silver medal at the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships.
In 2009, they became the first ice dance team to receive a 10.0 for a program component score under the new ISU Judging System.
Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir work through a practice session on Thursday ahead of the Canadian figure skating championships at TD Place in Ottawa. (Errol Mc Gihon/Postmedia news) They’re the best in the world again.
It took five years — and a two-season hiatus — to get back. Can they keep this ice dance dominance up through to the 2018 Olympics?
It's somewhat difficult to believe these two, who have grown up skating together, have never had any romantic feelings for each other.