Adam Rippon gets engaged

Adam Rippon and Jussi-Pekka Kajaala (Photo from @adaripp on Instagram)

2018 Olympic bronze medalist in the figure skating team event, Adam Rippon announced on Instagram that he is engaged to his longtime boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.

The 31-year-old retired athlete began dating Kajaala back in 2018, after meeting on the dating app Tinder, and finally decided to take the next step while Rippon was visiting Kajaala’s native Finland this winter.

Rippon publicly came out as gay in October 2015, becoming the United States’ first openly gay athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics in February 2018. Afterwards, he won season 26 of Dancing with the Star alongside Latin and ballroom dancer Jenna Johnson. Rippon officially retired from competitive figure skating in November 2018.

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