Angus Thomson Bio, Wiki
Angus Thomson is a snowboarder best known for being the wife of Olympic gold medallist Torah Bright. Her wife is in the spotlight after receiving backlash over a partially nude breastfeeding photo she shared to Instagram and Facebook on Mother’s Day May 9th, Bright sent an emotional message to fellow moms feeling unsupported about how they choose to parent.
Angus Thomson & Torah Bright
Bright announced her engagement to fellow snowboarder, Angus Thomson, in July 2015. “We’re so happy right now, and really just enjoying being in the moment and keeping details among our family and friends,” Bright said at the time.
Thomson, the director of Brand Development for Thredbo, signed Bright on as the face of Thredbo in 2014. The loved-up pair shared the happy news of their marriage on Instagram in September 2015, with Thomson posting a shot of him kissing Bright and the caption, “When you marry your best friend”.
Torah Bright was previously married to Jake Welch
Bright divorced fellow pro-snowboarder Jake Welch in 2013 after three years of marriage. In her autobiography, It Takes Courage, released at the start of the year, Bright revealed she and Welch had not been “experiencing the marital bliss that some newlyweds talk about”.
“Of course, there were some lovely times, but mostly it was heart-wrenchingly hard,” added Bright, who won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The divorce followed the death of a close friend, Sarah Burke, from a skiing accident in 2012 and a period of deep depression.
“I felt I didn’t deserve life; that I wasn’t appreciating what I had. I was angry and thought it was wrong that Sarah was taken from this world,” Bright, who also won a silver in the Half Pipe at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, revealed in her book.
“I wished with every fibre of my strength that it had been me,” Bright said, admitting, “I realised once and for all that my marriage was making me miserable.”
She added: “When personality types differ so greatly, each other’s basic and essential life needs cannot be met … I started to see clearly what I had to do. I filed for divorce.”
The lessons learned from the break up gave her hope for her next relationship, she revealed, noting she was “hopeful for the future that I will find a wonderful man to spend the rest of my life with and have beautiful babies with”.