Life Marianne and Henk Timmer took a break in their relationship By weekster Posted on October 23, 2019 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Marianne (45) and Henk Timmer (47) took a break in their relationship. The former Olympic skating champion let us know via Twitter. The two take’s a time-out after a 15-year relationship. “Henk and I are taking a step back” “Today we made a difficult and sad decision. Henk and I are taking a step back. I hope everyone gives us the time to deal with this new and unreal feeling,” Marianne said via Twitter. The sports couple got married seven years ago. Henk Timmer is a former keeper of Dutch football clubs such as Ajax and Feyenoord. Former skater Marianne Timmer won gold at the Winter Olympics in Nagano 1998 at the 1000 and 1500 meters. In Turin 2006 she again won gold in the 1000 meters.