Adam Rippon Gay, Boyfriend, Parents, Net Worth
Adam Rippon became a household name in 2018 via his performance at Winter Olympics. He helped Team USA win a bronze medal and made history as the first openly gay U.S. sportsman to bring home a medal.
Well, the athlete didn’t end his winning streak at the Olympics, he managed to win hearts and emerged as the winner of the 26th season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS).
Who Is Adam Rippon's Boyfriend? Dating Life
In 2018, Adam came out of nowhere and became a pop culture phenomenon. Naturally, his dating life became a hot topic of concern among fans and media alike.
Well, the athlete is in a relationship with Finland-born real estate agent, Jussi-Pekka Kajaala. The pair’s romance started in the most modern way possible; they met on Tinder, and things began to get serious.
Adam Rippon with boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala in November 2019 (Photo: Adam Rippon's Instagram)
Interestingly, Adam and his beau chatted online for months before finally deciding to meet. And, in June 2018 at the Trevor Project's New York gala, the lovely gay couple made their official red carpet debut.
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Since then, the loved-up pair have continued to flaunt their love on social media. However, their relationship is not without struggles. In October 2018, Adam opened about being mistreated for his gay sexuality and relationship. According to the Olympian, he was taking a stroll holding hands with his partner when a guy abused him and ran away.
Amidst such heartbreaking incidents, Adam has continued to stay strong and flaunts his love for his boyfriend.
Previously, he was dating a mystery guy for two years. However, the athlete broke it off to concentrate on his career. Interestingly, the ex-couple stayed on friendly terms post-break-up.
Parents Info, Net Worth
Adam comes from a big family, which includes his parents: Kelly and Rick Rippon, and five siblings. The Rippon family came from a conservative town in Pennsylvania. According to Adam, he didn’t know any gay person growing up. Despite the absence of an LGBT model in his life, the athlete discovered himself and came out to his mother and the whole family as a 22-year-old.
And, his brood became his support system and helped the figure skater in every step of the way. Today, Adam of height 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) is one of the sought after celebrities of America. His popularity has resulted in substantial monetary gains as he boasts a net worth of $4 million.
Although he retired from the Olympics in 2018, Adam has been rocking it in other aspects. In October 2019, he released his memoir titled, Beautiful on the Outside. Further, post his DWTS win, the athlete became the judge of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.
Along with various professional outings, Adam has maintained his strong stance on LGBT rights and undoubtedly emerged as a gay role model. His voice against Vice President Mike Pence’s support of anti-gay legislation was a talked about topic in 2018.