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 👫👛👛👛👛👛👛👛👛👛 @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 São Paulo, real tired. Rio soon! ✈️🇧🇷✈️ @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
Nighty Night. 🐼 by @johnnygweir
RIO! Day 1.
#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! 💃🏼 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
When visiting Jesus, wear vintage @versace_official lace. by @johnnygweir
They look AMAZING.
Up up and away….🎈in my #eugeniakimnyc #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio 🇧🇷 #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 🍑. 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 🇺🇸 #deboas #iceskating #usa #winterolympics #riodejaneiro by @thiagodsmarques
Day 2 #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @taraandjohnny
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 🇧🇷 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
Look of the Morn’: Shirt Maison de Glamour Japan Neck @joomilim Wedge @rickowensonline by @johnnygweir
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 Furacão above.
😱💚❤️✨ 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.
Americans in Rio. #taraandjohnnytakerio @johnnygweir by @taralipinski
Johnnys samba side-eye is serious 👁#TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio xoxo~T @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @taraandjohnny
LOL. Yet more #momfiles.
Mommy x. SPF @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny
How we beach ⛱ #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…👀 #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
Trying real hard to keep whites white at my first bloco! 🇧🇷 by @johnnygweir
Caught in the act…Vampires do sleep. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny
Asking where Starbucks is 🙋☕️#taraandjohnnytakerio @johnnygweir by @taralipinski
Feeling it…That summer heat🔥👯💃🏼#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
Yes! They’re in the parade! Cannot wait for Today Show coverage of this.
Feliz Carnaval!!! 🇺🇸❤️🇧🇷 @johnnygweir @taraandjohnny #taraandjohnnytakerio #carnaval2016 by @taralipinski
h5>The moments between frames are always the most special. @taralipinski @taraandjohnny Feliz Carnaval! 🇧🇷 by @johnnygweir
Feliz!! 🎉🇧🇷🎉 @taralipinski @johnnygweir #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny
And a new episode of the #momfiles.
Mommy x. Stranger Danger @johnnygweir @taralipinski #taraandjohnnytakerio by @taraandjohnny
Brothers ⛰ Besties 👫 #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio by @taraandjohnny
Brazilian frolicking with my partner in crime ⛱ @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 🇧🇷❤️ Feliz Carnaval! by @johnnygweir
NEW! Video clips from the parade!
Tara Lipinski e Johnny Weir no desfile da escola Grande Rio 🎉 @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!
NEW HD video from the live broadcast! And the best part is: this version is just Johnny and Tara’s portion.
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 vocês com a gente,a família Grande Rio agradece ❤️💚 #GrandeRio #PisaForte #carnaval #carnaval2016 🎭🎭🎉🎉🎊🎊 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 🇧🇷 by @taraandjohnny
Our last coconut toast! We will be back for you Rio…get ready for us. #TaraAndJohnnyTakeRio @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
Tchau Rio! 🇧🇷✈️🇺🇸 by @johnnygweir
postcard from #riodejaneiro ☀️@taralipinski in #trinaturkswim Tamarindo print #fringe #poncho #coverup @johnnygweir asking for directions from the locals ☀️#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 ❤️ 🇧🇷 by @taraandjohnny
I am so sunburnt. Happy February. #nofilter ☀️🔥 by @johnnygweir
BONUS FAN ART
More Glitter Twins by the wonderful Ayumi.
@taralipinski @JohnnyGWeir Have a safe trip! Have fun! by @ayukovon
Brazil と聞いて 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!
Image via Johnny’s official website.