Adam Rippon Knows Johnny Weir Is Probably Jealous Of His Popularity
It’s clear that Adam Rippon has become one of the favorites of this year’s Olympics. Turns out, another fact that’s come out this season is that former Olympian-turned-commentator Johnny Weir is likely jealous.
“You know what, I’m not coming for his job, I’m not coming for his gig.” Adam told Andy Cohen, “We’ve always reached out to each other, and I’ve always thanked him . . . I feel like he kind of helped make my way a little bit easier.”
Johnny came out in 2011 after he’d competed in two Olympics, though he didn’t get nearly as much adoration as Adam.