Shaun White has girlfriend Nina Dobrev to thank for holding him busy following his retirement from skilled snowboarding.
Shortly after coming back from the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, which marked his last Video games, the athlete, 35, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Dwell to speak about his final time competing and what comes subsequent for him.
White stated that Dobrev, 33, advised him to make an inventory of all of the issues he desires to do now that he has retired from the game.
“My girlfriend stated, ‘For those who’re retiring, you gotta make this checklist of belongings you wanna do,'” he defined. “So, I am placing this checklist [together], and fairly near the highest of the checklist was, ‘Go to a Tremendous Bowl,’ as a result of it is all the time throughout the aggressive season — I’ve by no means been to 1.”
“So I landed, stated hello to everybody after which I am like, ‘I gotta go,’ and went straight to the Tremendous Bowl,” White stated of attending final weekend’s Tremendous Bowl LVI, the place the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Cincinnati Bengals.
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White and Dobrev have been linked since 2019, when the 2 started courting after first assembly at an occasion organized by motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
The Olympic athlete beforehand advised PEOPLE that he and The Vampire Diaries star moved in collectively firstly of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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White additionally opened up about his relationship in an interview with PEOPLE in October. On the time, the snowboarder stated he and Dobrev have a “lovely relationship.”
“Nina’s unbelievable. What an affect on my life,” he stated. “Not solely does she run her personal present, her personal world, firms she’s concerned in, issues she’s producing, all these things occurring. She holds me to this similar excessive customary, which is so great to have in a accomplice.”
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After White’s time on the 2022 Winter Video games got here to an finish, Dobrev shared a sequence of pictures on Instagram in honor of his profession, together with images of the three-time gold medalist’s last run on the Olympics.
“I could not be extra proud. Of every part you might have completed during the last 20 years as a competitor and the person you might have grow to be,” she captioned the images. “You’re considered one of a sort.”
“You’ll without end be the G.O.A.T. of snowboarding,” Dobrev added. “To not point out you might be additionally the G.(B).O.A.T. = Biggest Boyfriend Of All Time 😉 @shaunwhite.”
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Throughout his dialog with host Jimmy Kimmel, White additionally defined that he has thought of whether or not or not he has another Olympic run in him. However for now, White stated he’s wanting ahead to life exterior of competing.
“I imply, it has been an incredible run, so I am proud of it,” he stated. “And truthfully, there’s a lot to be accomplished exterior of that world, that I am excited to test it out and simply be there as a mentor.”