Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Just Got Married

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Sunday January 23, 2022
Originally published on January 20, 2022

Adam Rippon, left, with his husband  Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.
Adam Rippon, left, with his husband Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.  (Source:Instagram / @adaripp)

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon finally got his gold.

As reported by People, Rippon secretly tied the knot with fiancé Jussi-Pekka Kajaala on New Year's Day in Los Angeles, and the couple are now opening up about their special day.

"I think everybody knew that we were going to do it, and I think nobody knew if we were going to give them a heads up or not. And I guess we didn't even know if we were giving ourselves a heads up," said Rippon. Adding, "Listen, we're unpredictable."

Unpredictable, indeed!

Since appearing on "Dancing with the Stars," Rippon has turned into somewhat of a TV personality, while his Finnish fiancé Kajaala is a real estate broker.

As for the ceremony, Rippon and Kajaala agreed that they wanted "logical and cheap."

"We always wanted to do something simple, and just the two of us," says Rippon. "And so we were looking at different options of what we could do, and so obviously when you do that, the next best thing that you can do is you reach out to [California marriage officiant] Maria and you ask Maria: 'When is her next availability for a wedding?' And she goes, 'I have availability this week, but I also have something today.' And so then I said, 'Listen, Maria, we're on our way. We're going to be there for the one o'clock appointment in Encino, California, the happiest place on earth.'"

The athlete also took to Instagram to share the news, posting a photo of himself and his new husband along with their dog Tony. He captioned the pic: "SURPRISE WE ARE MARRIED. One afternoon JP and I looked at each other and said the very classic *romantic* phrase of 'let's just go do it now.' So we did. It was just the three of us and it was perfect 12/31/21."

Kajaala, sharing the same pic on his account, added: "We are married!! the video is from the actual wedding day on December 31st 2021. It was just the three of us and a simple ceremony. Exactly what we wanted. Tony has two happy dads."


Read the full story on the couple's special day at People.