Fresh from scoring himself a bronze medal for the US figure skating team at the Winter Olympics, Adam Rippon has revealed who his celebrity crush is – and it’s a certain member of British boyband One Direction.
In a new interview, the Olympian admitted that he didn’t get the hype around this particular heartthrob at first, but has now come to realise the appeal over the past year.
“So I didn’t realise that he was cute until One Direction broke up,” he told Us Weekly. “But now that Harry Styles is, you know, living that solo singer career, yeah, I’m into it.”
Welcome to the club, Adam.
In fact, it wasn’t actually the first time the figure skater revealed his crush on the British singer, as he’d recently answered a similar question from People magazine.
“Listen, Harry, I’m sorry I didn’t notice earlier, but I notice now,” he told them. “And that’s what matters.”
Adam Rippon has become one of the breakout stars of the Winter Olympics, after he became the first openly gay man from the US to qualify for the competition.
Over the weekend, Sally Field proved she could add ‘matchmaker’ to her resumé after she tried setting her son up with the Olympic figure skater.
Her son – Sam Greisman – posted a screenshot of a conversation with his mother, in which they discuss the 28-year-old athlete.
“Sam… he’s insanely pretty. Find a way,” she advised. Alongside the tweet, Sam said: “Just some really helpful advice from my mom on how to deal with my Olympic crush.”
This prompted the Mrs Doubtfire actress – in a typical mum move – to retweet her son, tagging Adam Rippon.
Sally then had one final message for the Adam: “Sam was mortified. I have to bud out now..but I would like to see Adam in the family.”
Last month, the Olympian said he’d refuse a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence because of his anti-LGBTQ record.
“You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it,” Rippon said to USA Today.
“If it were before my event, I would absolutely not go out of my way to meet somebody who I felt has gone out of their way to not only show that they aren’t a friend of a gay person but that they think that they’re sick.
“I wouldn’t go out of my way to meet somebody like that.”
Rippon added: “I don’t think he has a real concept of reality. To stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he’s a devout Christian man is completely contradictory.
“If he’s okay with what’s being said about people and Americans and foreigners and about different countries that are being called ‘shitholes,’ I think he should really go to church.”
The 2018 Winter Olympics is currently taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea between 9-25 February.