Did designer Vera Wang dump her husband of 23 years for an Olympian boy-toy?!

Last week, fashion designer Vera Wang announced her separation/split/divorce. She and her husband, Arthur Becker, had been together 23 years – through Vera’s rise from little-known designer to one of the most reliable American fashion houses out there. Becker helped finance Wang’s label when she was struggling in 1989, and it’s believed that he ran the business-side of Wang’s empire over the past two decades. Early reports about the divorce indicated that Becker had grown tired of being seen as and referred to as “Mr. Vera Wang” – which seems slightly petty considering they worked together on a billion-dollar empire and are parents to two daughters. But now the real dirt is coming out! Which is why I’m covering it! I didn’t think much beyond “Oh, how sad” when I first read about the divorce. Now that I’m hearing the rumor that Vera might have dumped her husband for a 27-year-old Olympian boy-toy… well, that’s another thing altogether. Is Vera Wang boning EVAN LYSACEK?!?!

Maybe Vera Wang isn’t ready to compete solo just yet. Sources close to the famous wedding dress designer, who announced on July 11 via the president of her multimillion-dollar company that she was separating from husband Arthur Becker , say she’s been playing house with someone young enough to be her son.

According to an insider, 27-year-old Olympic champion figure skater Evan Lysacek moved into Wang’s Beverly Hills mansion last month . The source says the 63-year-old fashionista offered Lysacek the opportunity “to stay there for a while.”

The status of their current relationship, however, is unclear even to those closest to them. There is “something going on,” says the source, while a second insider says Wang is “just enamoured with him and enjoys his company,” and doesn’t think a sexual relationship is in the cards. A spokeswoman for Wang had no comment.

The fashion designer and hunky athlete, who was once linked to Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin , have collaborated on more than a growing friendship: Wang created the tuxedo-style outfit Lysacek wore when he won the 2009 World Championships, and the duo also collaborated to design his costumes for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where the skater took home the gold .

Wang, a former figure skater herself, helped create outfits for other athletes, such as Michelle Kwan , in the past. A Wang confidante says she is working on future ensembles for Lysacek, but that it could all depend on where his skating career takes him. While the Chicago native did not skate competitively in 2010-2011, he did not announce his retirement, and has slowly returned to the ice. He trains at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Calif., which is approximately 25 minutes from Beverly Hills.

Last September, the former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant surprised fans by announcing his interest in the 2014 Olympics after being out of the limelight of the competition circuit.

Regardless, we hear he is enjoying his time in Beverly Hills. Our first source says Lysacek has been spotted in a white Bentley and with a large, flashy Rolex recently.

Meanwhile, Wang, who wed Becker at the Pierre Hotel in 1989 and has two daughters with the businessman who works closely with her company, allegedly gave herself a makeover that has nothing to do with tulle. The first source says it is “common knowledge” that Wang “recently got a face-lift and recovered in San Francisco” in late May and early June.

By that time, a separate source, who also confirms the procedure, says the struggles in her marriage were already apparent. Again, a spokeswoman for Wang had no comment. Representatives for Lysacek did not get back to us by deadline.

[From NYDN]

Johnny Weir has made some pointed comments in the past that seem to indicate that Lysacek might possibly be gay, but I don’t know if Weir knows that for sure or he’s just guessing. I know Weir is close to Tanith Belbin, whom Evan reportedly dated before the 2010 Olympics, so maybe Weir is just repeating gossip from a girlfriend? Basically, I think there are two possibilities. One, Evan is gay and he and Vera Wang truly are friends, and he’s just staying with her to help her out during her time of need. The second possibility? Evan faces constant “gay rumors” because he’s a fabulous figure skater but he really does like the ladies and he and Vera are totally bonin’.

P.S. I couldn’t find any photos of Vera and her husband of 23 years, but I found of ton of photos of Vera and Evan. COINCIDENCE?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Iggles says:

    She looks really good for 63!

    But I don’t think that they’re boning. He’s her gay BFF. I remember the bitch fighting between Evan and Johnny Weir, before Weir came out. I definitely think Johnny’s comments about Evan have more than a hint of truth!

  2. mux says:

    I’ve seen 3 day old corpses with more meat than that.

  3. MB says:

    Evan is gayer than Christmas. Vera is his fabulous older rich famous sugar momma (no sex). He makes her laugh and she buys him stuff. Win win.

  4. Hautie says:

    The only part of that story that shocked me, is that Miss Wang is 63! Holy crap!

    I never realize she was in her 60′s. But her neck is starting to tell on her. :)

    And I do not want to think about these two, bumping uglies. Ever.

  5. beyonce's bump says:

    omg is she really 63??? she looks phenomenal! Don’t care about the rest of the story though *shrugs*

  6. Muffy says:

    I don’t care either way, but Vera is one homely woman, in that last picture it looks like she has a mustache.

  7. Kasia says:

    It appears that Vera can’t move her face – too much botox and fillers, huh? Her arms are pretty and toned, though. I totally agree – Evan must be gay with all this fake tan and emo bangs. Nevertheless, having in mind all these obnoxious 60-year-old men dating 20-year-old models (see: Flavio Briatore) I think it would be uplifiting if Vera and Evan were dating for real. Go cougars!

  8. spugzbunny says:

    My Gay-dar just rang nucleur. I have never been surer that a man is gay! I mean, look at him!

  9. Katyusha says:

    She’s got beautiful hair!

  10. Carragh says:

    Good on her if she is, he’s absolutely gorgeous! I’ve always gone for pretty, feminine kind of guys… that usually turn out to be gay. :[

  11. Victoria says:

    Other reports said she & her husband fought in public and in front of friends & he humiliated her constantly…so, why not take a no sex lover?

  12. Aubra says:

    63??!??! Y’all lyin’!!

  13. RobN says:

    Johnny Weir is one of those gay guys who likes to imply that everybody is secretly gay. Doesn’t mean that Evan isn’t, but getting the word from Johnny means very little.

    Evan might be one of those guys who people assume is gay, cause he certainly does ping the gaydar, but isn’t. Which has to be a weird situation for him.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      @RobN: You’re right about Johnny Weir! I am a HUGE figure skating fan (even tho I’m a big tomboy–my guy friends love to rib me about it) and I adore both Johnny Weir and Evan Lysacek. But JW really does think everyone is gay. They came up thru the ranks at the same time and have always had a bitter rivalry. Plus, Lysacek dated JW’s bff Tanith Belbin for awhile (she’s now dating another ice dancer names Charlie White) and I think the breakup wasn’t exactly friendly. Last I’d heard Lysacek was dating Nastia Liukin (the Olympic gymnast) but I don’t know when they broke up.

  14. jc126 says:

    He’s gay.

    Wow, she is super thin. It looks good on her, though, she’s small-boned.

  15. maggiegrace says:

    A little makeup would go a long way. I’ve always thought that about her. Imagine her with just some lipstick…or COLOR, SOMEWHERE.

  16. Stacia says:

    I really thought that she was in her 40′s. Girl looks good, but I see no love affair here other than the love of clothes and fashion between the two.

  17. Abby says:

    I’ve got a (straight–seriously) guy friend that’s a professional figure skater and he used to skate against Lycacek when they were a lot younger. He’s told me before that Evan is straight… just thought I’d put that out there.

    I don’t really think Evan and Vera are banging. But it seems like they are very close. I really hope he skates in 2014 and I hope she designs all his outfits–they are spectacular! I lovelovelove his skating.

  18. Craigory says:

    He’s gay- they just seem like great friends. Except I’m around Evan’s age and gay, and I’m not friends with any 63 year old ladies…oh wait, my mom.

  19. Lucy2 says:

    I didn’t know she was 63!
    Whatever happened in her split with her husband, with both of them having a stake in the company, it could get ugly.

  20. Apsutter says:

    Ugh……I hate Evan Lysacek! Gay rumors about him have been persistent for years and Nastia Luikin was rumored to have been his beard for a while. Which is crazy because she is beautiful and should be going after all the hot male gymnasts! Seriously ladies, if you haven’t seen the current men’s American Olympic team check them out!! Speaking of sex in the Olympic village…lol

  21. Savanna says:

    That awkward moment when you grew up a block away from the Lysaceks and Evan used to babysit you, then twelve years later you’re just checking on Celebitchy and turns out he’s living with Vera Wang…

  22. TXCinderella says:

    Vera needs to eat a sandwich. Lord have mercy she is skinny!

  23. RHONYC says:

    no. joke.

    i thought that was her ‘kid’. *yikes* :-o

  24. Emily says:

    Evan reads as straight or bi to me, not gay. Johnny Weir is fabulous, but he likes to spread rumors that everyone is gay, whether they are or not. That’s one thing that makes him amusing. But he shouldn’t be taken seriously. These gay claims about every attractive, famous man who bathes are extremely tiresome.

  25. sup says:

    i always thought he was gay…