Travelogue: Tara and Johnny Take Rio

So having finished their NBC broadcasting duties for the moment (they return to the air February 20, 2 pm ET with 4CC, and will be LIVE in primetime at Worlds April 2, 9 pm ET), our favorite Glitter Twins took off Sunday for fabulous Rio, where they are apparently on some kind of mystery mission although it’s probably a pretty safe bet, as many fans are theorizing, that this trip has something to do with local color/culture pieces for NBC’s 2016 Olympics coverage this summer, and oh let’s hope so. Because YES to everything that’s going on below in our roundup of all things Tara-and-Johnny. Please check back frequently for updates to their Brazilian adventure (SEE AMAZING DANCING PICS, #momfiles VIDEOS, AND NEW VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE PARADE ADDED BELOW!), which continues through early next week.


Ready to fly. The going bet seems to be five bags are Johnny’s and four are Tara’s but personally I’m going with six and three…

2 people 9 bags…a week in Brazil @johnnygweir πŸ‘«πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘› @taraandjohnny #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taralipinski


Rio here we come! @johnnygweir @taralipinski #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


How cool is @johnnygweir? Cool enough to take a photo AFTER an overnight fight when most people just want to leave and sleep. I feel bad for bugging him, but @qofjennica would never forgive me. by @mprikril


Ughhhhh flight snafus.

After a slight flight diversion last night we find ourselves in SΓ£o Paulo, real tired. Rio soon! βœˆοΈπŸ‡§πŸ‡·βœˆοΈ @taralipinski @taraandjohnny by @johnnygweir


Love this video. His shoes are amazeballs. Still awaiting the appearance of the 26 swimsuits while LOLing at SPF 400. #skaters

We’ve moved in. 147 Hangers. 52 Shorts. 37 Pairs of shoes. 26 Bathing suits. 9 Hats. 9 Suitcases. 8 Cans of mosquito repellent. 3 pounds of jewels. 2 Mosquito bracelets. SPF 400. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


Ping! β™₯

Nighty Night. 🐼 by @johnnygweir


RIO! Day 1.

Johnny’s face.

#TaraandJohnnytakeRio and Michel is along for the ride by @taraandjohnny


Look of the morning: Jacket @aviu_universe Drape Vintage Short @jbrandjeans Shoe @togaarchives by @johnnygweir


My personal AC @johnnygweir #TaraandjohnnytakeRio by @taralipinski


We learned to samba with the magnificent @marisafuracao! πŸ’ƒπŸΌ by @johnnygweir


Look of the Eve: Dress @rickowensonline Brooch @alexisbittar Platform @chanelofficial by @johnnygweir


a quick elevator selfie with the fabulous @johnnygweir … so you know now that Rio is the place to be right now #fashiondiaries #riodejaneiro #olympics #gay #jetsetter #fierce #johnnyweir #fashion #style #fashionable #pop by @gazellepaulo


Day 2.

When visiting Jesus, wear vintage @versace_official lace. by @johnnygweir


They look AMAZING.

Up up and away….🎈in my #eugeniakimnyc #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio πŸ‡§πŸ‡· #roadtorio by @taralipinski


Adventuring @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


Today’s look: Vintage Lace @versace_official Short @sacai Bustle @johnnygweir Wedge @rickowensonline by @johnnygweir


Looking very matronly next to Tara’s πŸ‘. Xoxo -J #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


h5>Carpool x. @katyperry and our fabulous Rio Team @gaia_make @fabianemarcial #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


h5>Look of the Eve: T @acnestudios Eyes @therow Short Vintage Platform @commedesgarcons by @johnnygweir


Love love love this pic.

Life is a magnificent thing. by @johnnygweir



Ran into @johnnygweir on the beach πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #deboas #iceskating #usa #winterolympics #riodejaneiro by @thiagodsmarques


Day 2 #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @taraandjohnny


Day 3.

Ready for another glorious day in Rio! #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


You, Me, We, Us…Turnt. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


When in Brazil, do as Gisele does. @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @taraandjohnny


I love that he’s always fully invested in whatever he’s doing.

Mommy. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny


Evita. #coffeename by @johnnygweir


Look of the day: Jacket Vintage Kaneko Neck @joomilim Shirt @demooparkchoonmoo Short Vintage Bangle @hermes Shoe @isetanmens Brooch Vintage Trifari by @johnnygweir


Day 4.

Look of the Morn’: Shirt Maison de Glamour Japan Neck @joomilim Wedge @rickowensonline by @johnnygweir


More #momfiles.

Mommy x. Hussy. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio #momfiles by @taraandjohnny


Look of the Afternoon: Vest Vintage Tank @wiltclothing Short @frame_denim Wedge @rickowensonline Brooch Chinese Fans ❀️ by @johnnygweir


Evening Look: Blazer Limedrop Australia Short @theory__ Shoe @chanelofficial by @johnnygweir


Tweedle Dee is looking maybe a little cranky with the heat. Note fan.

h5>Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Fun @johnnygweir @taralipinski #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


OK, this is AMAZING. Apparently, according to what I can glean from the news item linked to by this lovely man, Johnny and Tara are riding in car #6 in a Carnaval parade in Rio this coming Sunday, February 7, which is being filmed for the Today Show. This apparently involves their visit with samba dancing celeb Marisa FuracΓ£o above.

πŸ˜±πŸ’šβ€οΈβœ¨ To tremendo! Hahahahahahah #GrandeRio #Carnaval2016 #RioDeJaneiro #RJ #TaraLipinski #JohnnyWeir #IceSkating #USA by @luisrenato


And there are more photos! All pics via Academicos do Grande Rio website.

Johnny Weir in Rio


Johnny Weir in Rio


Johnny Weir in Rio


Johnny Weir in Rio


Johnny Weir in Rio


Johnny Weir in Rio

Day 5.

Americans in Rio. #taraandjohnnytakerio @johnnygweir by @taralipinski


Johnnys samba side-eye is serious πŸ‘#TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio xoxo~T @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @taraandjohnny


LOL. Yet more #momfiles.

Mommy x. SPF @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


How we beach β›± #taraandjohnnytakerio @johnnygweir by @taralipinski


“The ethereal presenting of the booty.” I love him.

Played a pick-up game of footvolley today, a Carioca game. This is my ending pose. “The ethereal presenting of the booty.” Boys……? by @johnnygweir


Best friends look out for each other…πŸ‘€ #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny


Day 6.

Trying real hard to keep whites white at my first bloco! πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @johnnygweir


Caught in the act…Vampires do sleep. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


Asking where Starbucks is πŸ™‹β˜•οΈ#taraandjohnnytakerio @johnnygweir by @taralipinski


Feeling it…That summer heatπŸ”₯πŸ‘―πŸ’ƒπŸΌ#TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny


Mommy x. Quicknapping @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


Priceless. I love that he’s riding sidesaddle.

Afternoon off. @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


Shark Watch. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny by @johnnygweir


Day 7.

Yes! They’re in the parade! Cannot wait for Today Show coverage of this.

Feliz Carnaval!!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈπŸ‡§πŸ‡· @johnnygweir @taraandjohnny #taraandjohnnytakerio #carnaval2016 by @taralipinski


h5>The moments between frames are always the most special. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny Feliz Carnaval! πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @johnnygweir


Feliz!! πŸŽ‰πŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸŽ‰ @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


And a new episode of the #momfiles.

Mommy x. Stranger Danger @johnnygweir @taralipinski #taraandjohnnytakerio by @taraandjohnny


Brothers β›° Besties πŸ‘« #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny


Brazilian frolicking with my partner in crime β›± @johnnygweir @taraandjohnny #TaraandJohnnyTakeRio by @taralipinski


Whistle while you work! Brazilian dreams. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny #taraandjohnnytakerio by @johnnygweir



Pre-Carnaval Mosquito Spray Down by @taraandjohnny



Wait for it…Carnaval Floating. Honored to be guests of Rio and our school at #granderio! by @johnnygweir


So, I just performed for 100,000 people. Thank you Brazil and #granderio πŸ‡§πŸ‡·β€οΈ Feliz Carnaval! by @johnnygweir


NEW! Video clips from the parade!

Tara Lipinski e Johnny Weir no desfile da escola Grande Rio πŸŽ‰ @taraandjohnny @johnnygweir #patinação #patinaje #patins #iceskates #iceskating #figureskating #figureskate #patinaje #pattinaggioartistico #carnaval #johnnyweir #taralipinski #granderio by @eupatino


Johnny and Tara are dancing near the top of the float, with the red background behind them:

Carnaval 2016, Desfile das Escolas de Samba, Rio de Janeiro. 2016 Carnival parade. Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. #visitrio #brazil #riodejaneiro #carnaval #carnival #rio by @andreymcardoso


NEW! There’s even YouTube clips!

Video link.


NEW HD video from the live broadcast! And the best part is: this version is just Johnny and Tara’s portion.
Video link.


In fifty years were going to look at each other and say, “Hey, remember that time we danced in Carnaval?” #granderio by @taraandjohnny


Johnny post-Carnaval, with an early nod to no-pants season.

Post Carnaval, hotel lobby. Exhausted, moistened and happy. Why wear pants? Oyasuminasai! by @johnnygweir


was lovely to have you with us , family Rio Grande thanks @taralipinski e @johnnygweir !!! Foi lindo ter vocΓͺs com a gente,a famΓ­lia Grande Rio agradece β€οΈπŸ’š #GrandeRio #PisaForte #carnaval #carnaval2016 πŸŽ­πŸŽ­πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ by @leilanerosa


Day 8: Finale and Farewell.

One of my favorite moments on this trip. Christ the Redeemer all to ourselves @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taralipinski


#TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio for one last day @johnnygweir @taralipinski πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @taraandjohnny


Our last coconut toast! We will be back for you Rio…get ready for us. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny


Tchau Rio! πŸ‡§πŸ‡·βœˆοΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ by @johnnygweir


UPDATE! Postscript.

postcard from #riodejaneiro β˜€οΈ@taralipinski in #trinaturkswim Tamarindo print #fringe #poncho #coverup @johnnygweir asking for directions from the locals β˜€οΈ#ipanemabeach #manbun by @trinaturk


Missing my little pierogi so much already. I also miss being un-sunburnt. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny #taraandjohnnytakerio by @johnnygweir


Missing our Brazilian team so much! We couldn’t have made it through without you guys! The man in the swan played a small but valuable part in our journey, happy giggles! We ❀️ πŸ‡§πŸ‡· by @taraandjohnny


I am so sunburnt. Happy February. #nofilter β˜€οΈπŸ”₯ by @johnnygweir



More Glitter Twins by the wonderful Ayumi.

@taralipinski @JohnnyGWeir Have a safe trip! Have fun! by @ayukovon


Brazil γ¨θžγ„γ¦ by @ayukovon


GET READY: Johnny is guest-starring on E! Online’s new digital series, Hashtaggers! Catch a sneak peek on E! News Monday, February 8, 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT. Afterward all nine episodes will premiere at once, including Johnny’s. More info plus video clip in this post!

Johnny Weir guest stars on HashtaggersImage via Johnny’s official website.

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  2 comments for “Travelogue: Tara and Johnny Take Rio

  1. Daniel Peoples
    February 4, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Those two are having the best time! It makes me happy.

  2. Chris
    February 3, 2016 at 10:02 am

    This post is just amazing and fun…. better than Disneyland!

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