Piper Gilles mother is her biggest inspiration. Here is everything we know about the American-Canadian ice dancer.
Piper Gilles is a figure skater. She represents Canada in ice dancing internationally. She won a bronze medal in the 2021 World Championship along with her partner Paul Poirier. Their winning performance was a free dance on John Mitchell’s song “Both Sides Now.”
The finals took place on March 27, 2021, in Eriksson Globe Arena, Stockholm, in the absence of an audience due to the pandemic.
Meet Piper Gilles’ Parents: Who Is Her Mother?
Piper Gilles’ mother, Bonnie Gilles, was a registered nurse. She was Piper’s biggest inspiration. Piper lost her mother on May 27, 2018, to glioblastoma, an aggressive malignant brain tumor.
Bonnie was athletic, organized, and had a great sense of fashion. The tumor, however, made her a lot clumsy. She later lost her ability to speak and walk. Bonnie fought with the tumor for 15 long months after the initial diagnosis.
Piper Gilles touches on her mother’s lasting impact on skating community. VIDEO: https://t.co/vjzo1VQoOc pic.twitter.com/7akpb2CkZ7
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) October 25, 2018
There is not much information on Piper’s father, Jeffrey Gilles, and what he does for a living. Jeffrey worked out of town most of the time, so Piper, along with her 3 siblings, Kemper, Alexe, and Shelby, spent most of their childhood only with their mother.
After losing her mother to a brain tumor, Piper is now a national spokesperson for the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada. She has also conducted campaigns to raise awareness against the disease.
Does Gilles Have Husband?
No, Piper Gilles is not married; she does not have a husband.
However, she is dating her ice dancing partner Paul Poirier.
Gilles and Poirier: At Last https://t.co/0FKONJpglH via @bevsmithwrites
— Kathryn MacLellan (@KathrynKazan) March 28, 2021
Prior to Poirier, she dated Zachary Donohue and Timothy Mckernan. Both of her ex-partners are American ice dancers.
Piper has represented both America and Canada for ice skating. However, there is no information on her net worth.
Piper Gilles Age and Height Explored
Piper age as of now is 29 years. She was born on January 16, 1992, in Rockford, Illinois.
She is 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 meters) tall in height. There is no information on her weight and measurements.