P. K. Subban, left, and Lindsey Vonn arrive at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.
LOS ANGELES, California. – Lindsey Vonn is no stranger to injury.
The Olympic skier has proven itself as the ultimate competitor after the suffering of more than a dozen injuries in her illustrious career, including facial fractures and a broken leg.
The triple Olympic medal-winner and her boyfriend, NHL star P. K. Subban, spoke to Fox News at Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 party in Los Angeles on Thursday and dished about their career and how she bounced back from her injuries during her time in the spotlight.
It is safe to say Subban is simply her number one fan.
“I have not met someone who is tougher than her yet,” Subban said Vonn. “But what she’s gone through – how they done it and how they managed to bounce back from serious injuries and remain at the top, I don’t think I know any other athlete who was as successful as they pre-and post-injury.
He continued: “It says a lot about her character, and now I see it every day – how hard they work and how much she takes great care of himself… I have not met anyone stronger than her yet.”
Vonn, 33, who publicly dated superstar golfer Tiger Woods for three years until 2015 gladly accepted Subban the compliment and shared her thoughts about his career.
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“I mean, hockey players are pretty dang difficult, especially because of how many games they play and especially in the play-offs. But, he has not yet operations not yet, so he can’t really complain with me about everything,” she added jokingly.
Vonn and Subban will be featured on one of the two special edition SI covers, and the highlight of the 50 best-dressed athletes in the sport. The 29-year-old hockey tried to contain his excitement about adorning the cover of the magazine with his gal pal.
“On the cover, not only by me, but with Lindsey – it’s really cool to be on the cover for the fashion,” he explained. “It’s probably not something I would imagine that at this point in my career, but very happy about it.”
Prior to Subban, Vonn dated NFL coach Kenan Smith for a year. They broke up in November last year.