Britain's golden couple didn't fall in love at first sight, Laura Kenny has revealed.
The most decorated British Olympic couple of all-time revealed that the early days of their relationship were wrought with social awkwardness in a joint interview on daytime talk show Loose Women last week.
Jason and Laura Kenny were on the show to discuss the release of their book, 'Laura Trott & Jason Kenny: The Inside Track,' which was released today. On this publicity tour the pair has also paid a visit to the Times Magazine, which also included a photo shoot from which Mrs Trott has been posting the photos to her social media pages.
Mrs Kenny - as she has decided to be known for every day purposes (but interestingly not marketing purposes) - told the show's panel that her husband was more interested in his cup of coffee than introducing himself to his future wife on her first day at British Cycling.
"I moved up to Manchester when I was 18 to be part of the Great Britain program," Laura Kenny said. "And everyone was really friendly. I walked in to the mechanics and everyone was like 'morning, morning' and because I was new I was just like 'oh okay, hi' but not really talking to anybody.
"Then Sir Chris comes up to you and says 'I'm sir Chris Hoy,' and you're like 'ah,' starstruck, because he's like a legend in our sport."
Then she moved on to describe how Jason was on that first day.
"And then Jason just sat there drinking a cup of coffee... nothing."
In Jason's defense, he is quite open about the fact that he's "just not very good at first impressions." Though, despite his other half's way with words, she did dig up the fact that her first impression of him was also quite underwhelming.
In the interview the four-time Olympic gold medalist said that the first time she learnt about her husband-to-be was in a magazine. Mrs Kenny said that she'd spotted Jason in a magazine follow-up from the Beijing Olympics which she said listed him at number six of the best "people of that year".
The Essex-born star then said that other than noting that he was the same age as she would go on to be at the London Olympics when he competed in Beijing, she "didn't think much of it."
It all worked out in the end, though. At the following world championships, Laura says that after losing her headphones she borrowed Jason's without telling him and proceeded to break them.
Telling him about the headphones, Laura says, was the ice breaker that sparked their romance.
During the interview the pair also revealed that Olympic cyclists aren't allowed to hoover or stand up for too long; and that they've also got to be careful when taking the tube in case they don't get a seat.
It's tough being a cyclist, eh?
You can watch the full interview below:
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