Adam Rippon and Jussi-Pekka Kajaala Are Married
Adam Rippon and Jussi-Pekka Kajaala Secretly Got Married: "It Was Perfect"
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Congratulations are in order — Adam Rippon and Jussi-Pekka Kajaala are married! The Olympic figure skater announced the exciting news on Instagram on Jan. 19. "One afternoon JP and I looked at each other and said the very classic *romantic* phrase of 'let's just go do it now,'" Rippon captioned a photo of the pair with their dog. "So we did. It was just the three of us and it was perfect 12/31/21."
Rippon also gushed about their wedding to People, saying, "We always wanted to do something simple and just the two of us. And so we were looking at different options of what we could do and so obviously when you do that, the next best thing that you can do is you reach out to [California marriage officiant] Maria and you ask Maria: 'When is her next availability for a wedding?' And she goes, 'I have availability this week, but I also have something today.' And so then I said, 'Listen, Maria, we're on our way.' We're going to be there for the one o'clock appointment in Encino, California, the happiest place on earth.'"
Rippon and Kajaala first started dating in 2018 after meeting on Tinder, and in February 2021, they got engaged. "I'm excited to marry JP because he's just the best," Rippon told People at the time. "He's kind, he's funny, and he's just as beautiful on the inside as he is on the out (which is a lot). He's my cheerleader and I'm his. I just love him a lot."
Congrats again to the newlyweds!