NZ OLYMPIAN MARRIES IN HAWAII


New Zealand Olympic skater Blake Skjellerup has married partner Saul Carrasco on a beach in Hawaii.

Skjellerup, who represented New Zealand in the 2010 Olympics, shared on social media this week that he and stylist Carrasco tied the knot earlier this month.

Skjellerup, 30, came out four months after he competed in the Olympic Games in Vancouver where he finished 16th.

The couple wore casual linen suits with some Hawaiian-inspired floral ties for the nuptials, and are staying in Hawaii with friends and family for a post-wedding holiday.

Before the wedding, the couple spoke to Queerty about how monogamy is important in their relationship, and shared that they both want children.

Starting a family and having children is important to us, and we cannot wait to send off our little Carrasco-Skjellerup to the first day of school.”

While working as an official ambassador for the Gay Games in Cleveland, Ohio, last year, Skjellerup told Cleveland Scene that he used to think his romantic dreams would never come true.

I think when I was 16, I was starting to figure out who I was, and my biggest fear was that I couldn’t lead the life that I wanted, which was to get married and have children,” he said.

And as I’ve matured, I came to learn that none of that was true: I could get married if I wanted to and I could have children if I wanted to.

Four years after coming out, life couldn’t be any better, and I know that I can have all that.”