Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn was shocked that romance rumors spread so quickly about her and football star Tim Tebow.
The star skier sat down with Access Hollywood Live’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover – in an interview airing on Thursday – where she had a laugh about the rumors linking her with the new Jets quarterback.
“Is it hard being single now, because you’re so pretty and out there? You did one Tebow move and next thing you’re married with a baby with him,” Kit asked Lindsey, referring to her celebratory Tewboing after her World Cup victory in December that first sparked the romance rumors.
“Who knew it could go that fast?” the athlete said.
“He’s a stud… why not date him?” Billy said of Tebow.
“I’m not going to say that,” Lindsey, who is friends with the NFL star’s brother Robby Tebow, said.
Lindsey explained that her post-race Tebowing in December had been approved ahead of time by the athlete’s family.
“I asked his brother, I got permission. Everyone else just does Tebowing, I actually had permission from family,” she continued.
Adding with a laugh, “[Robby] and I were both very surprised that I married [Tim] and had five kids. I didn’t know that could happen so fast.”
The 27-year-old Olympic star said that she even reached out to the Tebow family after the rumors began to snowball.
“I talk to Robby all the time and we’re like, ‘This is really weird. Just tell Timmy I’m sorry and I don’t know what’s going on,” she told Billy and Kit.
There might not be a romance between the athletes, but Lindsey said she’ll continue to be in Tebow’s corner now that he’s playing for the Jets.
“Gotta support the husband,” she joked.
For more with Lindsey Vonn, tune in to Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live!