Adam Rippon And Tonya Harding Are Competing On “Dancing With The Stars”

This ought to be interesting.

Adam Rippon is striking while the iron is hot: The out Olympic figure skater will compete in Dancing with the Stars: Athletes alongside fellow Olympic skater Tonya Harding and snowboarder Jamie Anderson.


In March, Rippon told Us Weekly doing DWTS would be fun, though he’d need a dance partner “who can keep up with my quick whips—whoever that woman may be.”

The full cast of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes will be announced on Good Morning America April 13, but we do know Rippon will have someone special rooting for him in the stands: The 28-year-old skater confirmed he’s dating Finnish hunk Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.

Good boys Finnish first

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Rippon broke the news to People, revealing that he and Kajaala met on Tinder about seven months ago.

In addition to Dancing, Rippon is also appearing on the Stars On Ice national tour alongside fellow figure skaters Mirai Nagasu, Nathan Chen, and Bradie Tennell. “Now that I’m even busier, I thought it was a better time [me and Jussi] to hang out,” he joked.

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