Lindsey Vonn Discussed 'Clean Slate' Prior To Announcing Split With Fiancé

By Jason Hall

December 30, 2020

Olympic Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn mentioned looking forward to a "clean slate" during an interview held two weeks prior to her announced split with fiancé and NHL defenseman P.K. Subban.

"A new year, new hope, full of positivity and just kind of shedding 2020," Vonn told PEOPLE Magazine when asked what she was looking forward to in 2021.

"I just want to break free from it, and I feel like I’m so optimistic and so looking forward to a new year," said Vonn, referencing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "As long as people are healthy and we can get this vaccine going, and everyone can get back to work and be healthy, that’s what I’m hopeful for and that makes me really excited."

Vonn, 36, also mentioned during the interview that she and Subban, 31, were able to workout together "most of the time," but also managed to work through varying busy schedules throughout the year.

On Tuesday (December 29,) Vonn announced that she and Subban "decided to move forward separately" on her Instagram account.

"Over the past 3 years PK and I have had some incredible times together. He is a kind, good man, and someone I respect a great deal.

"However, after much consideration we have decided to move forward separately. We will always remain friends and love each other immensely. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this time."

Vonn retired from professional skiing in 2019 as one of the sports most decorated athletes, winning a record eight World Cup season titles, 20 World Cup crystal globe titles, the most for men or women, one Gold and two bronze Olympic medals and had the highest super ranking of all skiiers.

Vonn began dating Subban, who currently plays for the New Jersey Devils, in 2018 and the couple announced their engagement in August 2019.

"Lindsey is one of the most kind and caring people I know. I will always treasure our time as a couple together and the many laughs we shared," Subban wrote in an Instagram post on Monday, sharing the same photo and statement as Vonn.

Photo: Getty Images

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