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Adam Rippon Joined Leslie Jones for Some Hilarious Figure Skating TV Commentary

Adam Rippon has stolen all our hearts at this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. The openly gay figure skater has become an American sweetheart and the golden boy of the winter games. Whether he’s turning the other cheek to Mike Pence or dedicating his medals to Reese Witherspoon, we can’t help but be charmed by the Olympian.

But let’s not forget about our other favorite Olympic personality. No, I’m not talking about Johnny Weir’s sequin jackets. Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live fame has become an Olympic super fan, having taken her love of the event all the way to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics with some hilarious live tweeting.

This weekend, the two sweethearts of the Olympics met in an NBC commentary for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s figure skating routine. Not only are they the best onscreen duo since Regis and Kathy Lee, but they succeeded in making sports actually compelling to a gay audience. Granted, it is figure skating, which is about as gay of a sport you can watch.

Although we’re on the edge of our seats for more of this duo, this appears to be only a one-time thing. Rippon was offered a correspondent gig with the network for the rest of this year’s Olympics. But he unfortunately turned it down as it would have cut his time at the Olympic village short, and he wanted to stick around to support his teammates who showed him support during his events.

We can’t blame him. Having an openly gay Olympian on Team USA is certainly something to take pride in.


Glenn Garner

Glenn Garner is a southern boy, a Drag Race fan, and the love child of Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat.

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