The fifty-seven-year-old German former figure-skater and two-time Olympic champion Katarina Witt has achieved what numerous athletes dream of. People remember her for her glamour, charisma, and overall athleticism. Thus, they are curious to peek into her love life.
Katarina bagged the first place in the 1983-84 and 1987-88 Olympics. She defended her Olympic title in 1988 and retired from competitive skating in the same year. After that, Katarina worked in films and television shows and made a comeback in competitive skating in 1994. She again announced her retirement the same year.
Katarina finally retired as a professional in 2008. Figure skating does not run in her family because her father was a farmer, and her mother was a psychotherapist. She was accused of not wearing modest clothes in 1983. So, she wore Robin Hood the following year to not get accused of seducing the judges. As of now, she has no partner or children.
Born in 1966, Christian Schertz is a German University lecturer and lawyer. He was a student at the University of Berlin and The University of Munich, Germany. Their relationship timeline is unknown. However, they were spotted together at the book premiere of Strafe in Berlin, Germany, on 12 March 2018.
Katarina and Andreas Rüter were romantically linked from April 2008 to June 2008. He is a partner and Managing Director at AlixPartners, where he leads the local market for their German operations. He helps the family or equity-owned companies and large organizations.
Andreas helps his clients in cost reduction, business improvisation, and conducting plans, management, and reviews for business programs. Previously, he worked for Booz & Co. by leading the European IT department.
Katarina dated Dave Hoffis from 2002 to 2003. Born in 1964, he is known as an American manager. According to Zoominfo, he is the Production Supervisor and Audio Engineer at Burbank’s (California) CineConcerts. He worked there from 2009 to 2018. Previously, Dave worked as a Tour Director at IMG in 1993.
Gregor Prächt is a German lyricist, composer, and producer. His great-grandmother, Lise, was an opera singer who boosted Gregor’s musical career. He went on a USA tour at twenty-one and performed in all major European cities. He was romantically linked with Katarina in 2002.
Katarina starred in the 1996 classic variation of the Cinderella story Die Eisprinzessin – The Ice Princess, directed by Danny Huston. She played Ella and appeared as the vocalist for the theme song, Skate With Me. Born in 1962, Daniel Sallis Huston (aka Danny) is an American actor, director, and writer. They were rumored to be dating in 1995.
Born in 1957 in Hagen (Germany), Rolf Brendel is a German drummer, composer, and lyricist who graduated from the Musicians Institute of Music, USA. The Ice Princess dated the now-sixty-six-year-old in 1994 and broke up soon. He was a member of the music groups Nena, The Stripes, and Riff.
Rolf’s albums are Nena, 99 Luftballons, and Vergessene Helden. Moreover, he wrote songs with Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, Frank Becking, Nena, Special D, and Jürgen Dehmel.
Richard Dean Anderson
Richard Dean Anderson and Katarina’s relationship began and ended in 1992 when Richard was forty-two (seventeen years older than Katarina). According to a CNN report, she informed Stasi that she had given an ultimatum to Richard to marry her soon or end the relationship. Finally, Katarina dumped him. She stopped taking his calls, and he went to his ex.
Kurt Browning and Katarina were romantically linked in 1988. Further, they became skating correspondents for ABC and appeared on Good Morning America in October 2005 to discuss their work on ABC and Skate America.
They appeared in I Have Nothing (2023), a docu-series that shows the struggles behind choreographing the perfect pair figure skating.
Ingo Politz And Marcus Herrmann
The eighteen-year-old Katarina was reportedly attracted to the twenty-five-year-old Ingo Politz in 1984. He played drum in Principle, the Berlin rock band. The longhaired guy was not interested in athletics.
Thus, Stasi did not approve of their relationship, and Katarina craved personal life, according to her confession in an interview. They had a long-distance relationship, and the authorities stationed him as far as possible from her, leaving her in tears.
However, Katarina always remained the winner for Socialism before and after the relationship. Her relationship with Ingo lasted from 1984 to 1988. Katarina and Marcus/Markus Herrmann, the blue-eyed German businessman, got together in 1996. Some sources state they broke in 1998, while others claim they broke in 2002.