Olympic figure skater and newly minted cultural icon Adam Rippon and celebrity offspring Sam Greisman’s love is written in the stars. However, it took Adam Rippon a little while to figure this out.
After a highly publicized saga in which Greisman and his mother, actress Sally Fields, hatched a plot for Griesman and Rippon to meet and release a wellspring of eternal love between the two men, we are pleased to report that such a meeting has finally occurred.
Sam n’ Sal (as I like to think of them) went viral for a text exchange about the skater as Rippon-fandom reached fever pitch across the globe during the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Just some really helpful advice from my mom on how to deal with my Olympic crush. pic.twitter.com/shYCXwNOMf— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) February 17, 2018
This weekend, the 30 year-old Greisman and 28 year-old Rippon met via-Fields at the Human Rights Campaign gala in Los Angeles, officially making Sally Fields the coolest honorary-Jewish mom ever.
Thanks, mom. pic.twitter.com/m25Er4EEfD— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) March 11, 2018
Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny