American actress, former competitive figure skater, sports pundit, and documentary film producer Tara Kristen Lipinski was born on June 10, 1982. She used to compete in women’s singles and holds the titles of 1998 Olympic, 1997 World, 1997 U.S. national, and two Champions Series Final titles (1997, 1998). She was the youngest solo skater in history to win a U.S. Nationals and become an Olympic and World champion, records that stood up until 2019. She is the first female competitor to successfully execute her characteristic triple loop-triple loop jump combination. Beginning in 1997, Lipinski and Michelle Kwan engaged in a rivalry that was emphasised by the American media and culminated when Lipinski won the gold medal at the 1998 Olympics.
Tara Lipinski Early Life
On June 10, 1982, Tara Lipinski was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jack Lipinski, Tara’s father, amassed wealth as the CEO of the multibillion-dollar oil corporation CVR Energy. Jack spent 16 years in the business, 12 of those as CEO.
When Lipinski was just two years old, she pretended to win a gold medal while watching the 1984 Summer Olympics while standing up on a Tupperware container. Before entering kindergarten, Lipinski was roller skating. She grew raised in New Jersey. A few years later, she started competing, eventually winning the main girls freestyle event at the 1991 United States Roller Skating Championships. She transitioned to figure skating at the age of nine and began taking lessons at the University of Delaware.
Her father was promoted at work, and the family relocated to Texas in 1991. Lipinski came back to the East two years later with her mother to continue her training, while her father stayed in Texas to help support the family. Lipinski and her mother relocated to Bloomfield, Michigan a year later so that they could train with Richard Callaghan at the Detroit Skating Club.
Tara Lipinski Career
From 1994 to 1995, she racked up multiple podium finishes at various figure skating events. During the 1996-1997 season, she defeated future Olympian rival Michelle Kwan for the gold medal at the Champion Series final. At the 1998 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Lipinski came in second to Kwan’s first place due to a fall while attempting a triple flip during her short program. Lipinski and Kwan entered the Olympics as both favorited to bring home the gold medals.
In 1998, Tara Lipinski became the youngest ever figure skater to win the World Professional Figure Skating Championships. Shortly after turning pro, she had hip surgery at the age of 18 for a misdiagnosed torn labrum. In 2002, she toured 61 U.S. cities with “Stars on Ice” before retiring that same year. She now serves as a commentator for Universal Sports and works for various philanthropic groups.
Tara Lipinski Real Estate
Todd Kapostasy, a television producer, proposed to Tara in 2015. In June 2017, they exchanged vows in Charleston, South Carolina. Their Kiawah, South Carolina, oceanfront property is estimated to be worth $11 million. In addition, Tara has a house in Santa Monica, California, which she paid $2.85 million for in 2005. The house is currently believed to be worth $5 million. Tara completed the purchase of a house in the Pacific Palisades section of LA in June 2021. The cost of the purchase was $8.4 million.
Meet Tara Lipinski’s Husband Todd Kapostasy
Fans are interested in learning more about Tara Lipinski’s spouse Todd Kapostasy now that the Winter Olympics have begun. He was raised in Lake County, Ohio, and was born on July 7, 1984. He attended Brown University to study political science and history after graduating from Perry High School in 2002.
Todd and Tara first came into contact in 2015 when Lipinski gave Kapostasy a trophy at the Sports Emmys. Kapostasy is a sports producer who worked for ESPN for seven years as a production assistant, primarily in the background for SportsCenter.
Todd Kapostasy is a director and producer, and among his credits are Gifts Of My Kin (2016), Meddling (2022), and The Pine Tar Incident: Making of Tar Wars (2017).
Their Wedding Took Place in 2017
Tara and Todd got hitched in June 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina, after dating for two years. According to Inside Weddings, the bride had her blonde hair fashioned in loose waves and donned a Reem Acra lace gown with an additional 20-foot train. Johnny Weir, a friend of Tara’s, was a “bridesman.”
This year, the pair will commemorate their fifth wedding anniversary. Tara Lipinski isn’t a parent right now.