Kelly and David have been together for quite a long time now. Well-known animal lovers in the St. Louis Area, the two actually met at a pet store while attending Minnesota State University. They fell in love and got married on July 11, 2008.
Mr. & Mrs. Backes are advocates for animal welfare. Off the ice, they two are very much active in animal rescure efforts and pet adoption drives. As a matter of fact, in January 2014, the couple has teamed up with other athletes competing in Sochi to help save as many animals as possible.