Adam Rippon Wiki: Dancing with the Stars, Gay, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Facts
American figure skater Adam Rippon has stormed the stage of Dancing With the Stars: Athletes Season 26 on 21 May 2018 winning the Mirrorball trophy along with his dance partner, Jenna Johnson. He is the first gay man ever to win the famous dance competition television series. Adam is also a professional athlete and an Olympic bronze medalist of 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
How Much Is Adam Rippon's Net Worth?
Adam Rippon summons his net worth of $2 million as a professional Olympic figure skater. Adam, with his dance partner, has entitled the winner of DWTS season 26 and in reward, they received a Mirrorball trophy. However, there was no cash prize for the winner. Adam gathered prominent part of his net worth from his career as an athlete.
Adam won a gold medal in singles figure skating in Junior Grand Prix in 2007-2008. Also, he is the gold medalist of the 2010 Four Continents Championships. Adam is involved in sports (skating) since 1999. Thus, his career in sport helped in increasing the wealth that is mentioned above.
As of 2018, Adam won a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic games. Now, he has also become the ultimate winner of DWTS.
Adam Comes Out As Gay!
Adam openly came out as gay in an interview with a magazine in 2015. As per NBC, he didn't want to define his sexuality in detail. However, he cited the value that his mother taught him. Defining his sexuality, he said,
“Being gay is not something that defines me. What defines me is what my mom always taught me: to treat everyone with respect, to always be a hard worker and to be kind.”
Recently on 9 February 2018, Adam was seen sealing kiss on the cheek of another gay athlete Gus Kenworthy in 2018 Winter Olympics. Well, he didn't define their relationship. However, the two were happy capturing the cozy shot together. Since Adam has openly come out as gay, he indeed has no any girlfriends.
Adam's Relationship: Finds A Boyfriend?
A figure skater, Adam went official about his relationship on Instagram on 2 April 2018. Uploading the shirtless photo of him with his Finnish boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala, Adam revealed about his secret love life that has been running for past seven months.
Adam Rippon shares a shirtless photo of him with his boyfriend, Jussi-Pekka Kajaala for the first time. (Photo: Instagram)
The gay couple met each other via dating apps Tinder. In an interview with Extra TV on 11 May 2018, Adam said that his boyfriend still lives in Finland but is planning to move out from there.
Previously, he made the headlines with his then-boyfriend. In one of the episodes of The Jess Cagle Interview, Adam revealed about his previous relationship. As said in the interview, he ended up their two years of relationship for Olympics.
Adam's Family Life
Adam is the oldest son of Kelly and Rick Rippon. He along with his six siblings was raised in Scranton. His father is a president at Netrastar and also worked at WNEP-TV. Rick is also an owner of a company that provides training to police departments.
The figure skater often keeps sharing the picture of his family member on social media. Previously on 15 May 2017, Adam shared the photo of him with his mother wishing her on Mother's Day. Also in the caption, he mentioned her as his hero.
Adam Rippon wishes his mother on Mother's Day mentioning her as his hero (Photo: Instagram)
Adam Rippon also not fails to express his love for his younger siblings. He shared a cute childhood photo of him with his brothers and sister (Dagny Rippon, Brady Rippon)
Short Bio And Facts
Standing at the height of 1.70 meters (5' 7"), Adam Rippon was born on 11 November 1989 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Adam was born with hearing loss, and later he went through surgery at Yale University. As per wiki, he is also known by his nickname "Rippon Lutz."