Olympian Adam Rippon announces engagement to Jussi Pekka Kajaala

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has actually revealed he is engaged to his boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.

The 31-year-old shared the news on Instagram, where he posted photos of himself and Kajaala holding glasses of champagne and wearing gold engagement bands.

In the caption, the professional athlete exposed that he and Kajaala, who he refers to as “JP,” were separated for most of 2020 due to the fact that of the pandemic so he “leapt at” the chance to be able to visit him in his house nation Finland in November.

Throughout the two-month see – which included spending quality time together and “bingeing the entire four seasons of The Crown,” the long-time couple – who first started dating in 2018, got engaged.

” JP and I didn’t get to see each other for almost all of 2020 because of the pandemic. When there was finally a possibility for me to go and see him in Finland, I leapt at it. I was there for a little over two months. While I was there, I would inform him about five million jokes that I would want to pitch during my 5 hour zoom meetings for our NBC funny,” Rippon captioned the images. “And he would drive me into the Finnish forest where I would attempt to attempt and ‘assist’ him shovel snow so he might keep dealing with the cottage he’s building.

” So, in between all that and bingeing the whole 4 seasons of The Crown, we purchased ourselves some rings and said that magic word … ‘duh!’ We got ~ * engaged * ~”.

According to Rippon, the moment was additional special since the two males did it together, with the Olympian telling People: “We did everything together. We purchased the rings together and chose them up at the very same time.”.

And when the rings, which are from Finland so they can have a piece of the country with them “all the time,” were all set, the couple opened them together and proposed at the very same time.

” We did it at the exact same time so we both got to be the one who proposed!” Rippon said, including that he is excited to marry Kajaala, who he met on Tinder, due to the fact that he is “the best”.

” He’s my cheerleader and I’m his. I just enjoy him a lot,” he stated.

The delighted statement was met hundreds of helpful discuss Instagram, where fans and stars shared their well-wishes for the couple.

” CONGRATS TO MY FAVE JERSEY COUPLE,” Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski commented, while Schitt’s Creek actor Dan Levy commented three heart emojis.

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