When Tristan Gale (pictured), the 2002 skeleton Olympic champion, agreed to coach Saint-Genie just over two years ago, her husband was caught off guard.
"He was surprised when I first told him I would coach the French men's team," the 30-year-old Gale said.
"It's a bit strange indeed because in a sport that does not get a lot of attention in France, I find myself being the only one to cheer for France.
"But he (my husband) is now perfectly okay with the fact that we spend a lot of time together."
Saint-Genie, himself a married man with two children, met Gale 10 years ago when they would hang around together during World Cup events.
"My goal was to get ready for the Olympics and I almost immediately thought of her to help me," he said.
"She was an outstanding driver with a fantastic technique. This is a great human adventure." But nothing more.
"My husband is a helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps. He can shoot well," Gale said.