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Adam Rippon
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 11 November 1989 (1989-11-11) (age 34)
Hometown Scranton, Pennsylvania
Known For Olympic figure skater

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes

Partner(s) Jenna Johnson
Placement 1st
Highest Score Jazz (30)
Lowest Score Cha-cha-cha (24)
Average Score 27.7

Adam Richard Rippon is the winning celebrity from the athletes edition of Dancing with the Stars.


Originally retrieved from abc.com
One of the most dramatic figure skaters on the planet, Adam won the hearts of America and the world at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Known for his refreshing candor and wit, his rise to fame on the global stage has provided him with a platform to speak out in support of LGBTQ rights and the freedom to be oneself. His passion and charm have made him an inspiration to young and old alike, and he has quickly become a role model and icon to millions.

In addition to his team bronze medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Adam garnered nine medals on the international circuit over the previous four years, including the 2016 U.S. men's championship title. Always a team player, he has shared his artistry with his fellow skaters through music and theme recommendations and has choreographed programs for U.S. champions Mirai Nagasu and Ashley Wagner.

The oldest of six children from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Adam got a relatively late start as a skater at the age of ten. But once he started skating, he never looked back. He rose through the skating ranks, claiming the world junior title twice before winning the U.S. men's title in 2016. He was named to his first Olympic team in 2018 at the age of 28.

Adam also made the bold decision to come out publicly in October 2015 in an interview with SKATING magazine, which led him to become the first openly gay athlete to represent the United States in Olympic competition.

Adam is currently touring with Stars on Ice through the end of May, www.starsonice.com.

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes[]

He was partnered with Jenna Johnson. They placed 1st.


1 Score was given by guest judge, Rashad Jennings.




  • In June 2018, he posed nude for ESPN as a part of their "2018 Body Issue".
  • He started dating Jussi-Pekka "JP" Kajaala in 2018. They met on Tinder.
  • On 10 February 2021, they announced their engagement.
  • On 28 August 2023, he competed on "Stars On Mars" and won.