Adam Rippon Is Engaged to Boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala

Olympic figure skater Adrian Rippon took to Instagram to announce his engagement to boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala after nearly three years of dating. Scroll on for the heartwarming love story.

By Mona Thomas Feb 10, 2021 7:47 PMTags
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Some quarantine loves came after the lockdowns were over.
That was certainly the case for Adrian Rippon. The Olypmic figure skater took to his Instagram to share his fairytale-like love story with Finnish boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala, which ultimately led to their engagement!
"JP and I didn't get to see each other for almost all of 2020 because of the pandemic," he wrote in the Feb. 10 announcement. "When there was finally a chance for me to go and see him in Finland, I jumped at it. I was there for a little over two months."

The star athlete continued, "While I was there, I would tell him about five million jokes that I would want to pitch during my 5 hour zoom meetings for our NBC comedy (hi, @billy4529 and @susankittenplan ). And he would drive me into the Finnish forest where I would attempt to try and ‘help' him shovel snow so he could keep working on the cottage he's building."

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With this perfect backdrop, what was left to do for the new couple? Well, Adrian goes on to share, "In between all that and binging the entire 4 seasons of The Crown, we bought ourselves some rings and said that magic word.. ‘duh!' We got ~*engaged* ~"

Jussi-Pekka also shared their engagement photo on his Instagram account with a much shorter, straightforward caption: "No woman no cry."

The Olympian made their relationship Instagram official back in April 2018 with a snapshot of the pair standing shirtless on what looks to be a hilltop in Los Angeles. The caption read, "Good boys Finnish FI first."