04/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Evan Lysacek GIRLFRIEND: Dating Nastia Liukin, Olympic Gymnast

On his way to becoming the first U.S. man to win figure skating gold in 22 years, Evan Lysacek had a little help from another Olympic gold medalist -- gymnast Nastia Liukin.

The couple -- who met in October 2008 in Rapid City, S.D., while performing on the NBC special Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular -- confirm to PEOPLE exclusively that they've been dating since last summer.