Sorry Sally Field’s son: Adam Rippon is officially off the market. The Olympic figure skater has just revealed he has a new boyfriend, and they met online. The name of Adam Rippon’s boyfriend? Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.
It’s “fresh,” Rippon said to People regarding his new relationship with Kajaala, who lives in Finland. “I’m fresh! Rippon adds. The pair have “been talking for the past seven months” after meeting online, and then “started to hang out a little bit more, because we were both really busy.” About a week or two ago, they made it official.
Rippon is currently promoting his upcoming Stars on Ice tour alongside fellow 2018 Olympians Mirai Nagasu, Nathan Chen and Bradie Tennell. We’re curious if he will get any alone time with his new beau while on tour. With Kajaala based in Finland, we’re also wondering how the two plan on dating, because right now, Rippon is based in Pennsylvania.
In Kajaala’s most recent Instagram post, he shared a pic of himself and Rippon with the caption, “From Los Angeles with love.” Does this mean the pair plan on moving to Los Angeles together?
So, who is Jussi-Pekka Kajaala?
Unlike his boyfriend, he’s not a skater. According to what appears to be his public Facebook page, he works at Kasslin LKV, a real estate business. Kasslin LKV has also been tagged in several of his Instagrams. As listed on his Facebook, Kajaala began working for them in January 2017. It’s not entirely clear if he’s a realtor or does some other type of work for the company.
Next to his most recent selfie, he wrote, “They say that a year changes you a lot, you should live one year with me to learn even more about that I feel unstoppable, I’m proud of myself but I’m also humble because of all the fights on my path. #fullspeedahead”.
On February 8, Kajaala posted another selfie on Instagram, which got Rippon’s attention. He wrote, “People with great passion can make the impossible happen.”