“Go to a Super Bowl” – Shaun White makes post-retirement list on girlfriend’s demand

Shaun White has three Olympic gold medals in Halfpipe against his name - 2006 Torino, 2010 Vancouver, and 2018 Pyeongchang.

Shaun White
Shaun White

American snowboarder Shaun White has just come back from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, which marked his final Games. The veteran athlete recently shed light on his last time competing and what comes next for him.

Shaun, 35, marked his presence in one of the latest episodes of ‘Stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live‘ show where he talked about the first thing he’s going to do after hanging his big boots. The San Diego born revealed that his girlfriend Nina Dobrev told him to make a list of all the things he wants to do now that he has retired from the sport.

“My girlfriend said, ‘If you’re retiring, you gotta make this list of things you wanna do,‘” he explained. “So, I’m putting this list [together], and pretty close to the top of the list was, ‘Go to a Super Bowl,’ because it’s always during the competitive season — I’ve never been to one.”

“Nina’s incredible – What an influence on my life”

Nina Dobrev and Shaun White
Nina Dobrev and Shaun White

The three-time Olympic gold-medalist revealed that he immediately went to the Super Bowl after landing in the States. The couple attended last weekend’s Super Bowl LVI, where the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals.

So I landed, said hi to everyone and then I’m like, ‘I gotta go,’ and went straight to the Super Bowl,” White said.

Nina’s incredible. What an influence on my life,” he added. “Not only does she run her own show, her own world, companies she’s involved in, things she’s producing, all this stuff going on. She holds me to this same high standard, which is so wonderful to have in a partner.”

For those who don’t know, White and Dobrev have been linked since 2019, when they began dating after first meeting at an event organized by famous author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins.

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