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Watch: Adam Rippon Stops by 'Ellen,' Talks Olympics, Pence and Celeb Crushes

Thursday Mar 1, 2018
Adam Rippon on "The Ellen Show."
Adam Rippon on "The Ellen Show."  (Source:YouTube Still via "The Ellen Show")

Out Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon stopped by "The Ellen Show" to dish about the Winter Games, his feelings about Vice President Mike Pence and his celebrity crushes, which include Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles.

Ellen asked Rippon about winning the bronze medal in figure skating (Ellen said he deserved the gold), which Rippon, 28, said: "I know I'm my mother's favorite skater and the only thing I regret about the Olympics is that I feel like the judges didn't fully take that into consideration."

The conversation then changed over to RIppon's fav celebrity crushes.

"I feel like a really solid answer is Jake Gyllenhaal. I used to have a really big crush on Harry Styles...." he said, trailing off.

After Ellen asks, "What happened?" Rippon reveals he "was sleeping on Shawn Mendes."

"I know Harry will be upset," he added. "Love is a funny thing."

The interview later got serious when Ellen asked the skater what he'd like to say to Vice President Pence - the two have notoriously clashed in the headlines over Pence's views on the LGBTQ community.

"I'm an openly gay man competing at the Olympics and somebody who thinks that gay people might be the societal collapse of our nation, I didn't feel that it was the right time," Rippon said. "If I had the chance to have a call with him now, I have nothing to say to Mike Pence.

"That's not a conversation for me. I think going to the Olympics it's given me a great platform to give a voice to people who feel like they don't have one," he continued. "So if that call were to happen I'd say it's not for me, it's for those people who - their lives have been affected and changed by legislation that he's pushed - it's a chance for them to share their stories and their experiences - it's not for me."

After asking how the Olympics changed him, Rippon responded by saying he's "still the same old hot mess I was 10 years ago."

"My life has completely changed but at the core I'm still that same old disaster," he added.

Watch the interview below.



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