Adam Rippon's Mom Totally Approves of His New Boyfriend (Exclusive)

The 28-year-old Olympic figure skater brought his mom to New York City to be his date at the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the most influential people of 2018.

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon's mom officially approves of his new boyfriend.

Adam and his mom, Kelly Rippon, spoke to ET's Nischelle Turner on Tuesday at the Time 100 Gala, fresh off of the Olympic athlete being named one of the 100 most influential people by Time. The bronze medalist is the first openly gay male athlete to medal in the Winter Olympics and is practicing for his first stint on Dancing With the Stars.

And he was clearly enjoying Tuesday's gala.

"Hold on. I saw J.Lo and I met Nicole Kidman already," he shared with ET. "She told me I smelled good. I can leave. You know what, turn the camera off. We're leaving. We're all leaving.  And drinks on me."

But more importantly, his mom, whom he brought as his date to the event, dished on his new flame, Finnish beau Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.

"My mom met him actually," Adam revealed.

And what did she think?

"Perfect gentleman," Kelly said. "Yes, yes. He has good taste. He's a good choice."

"I mean, that's what's important," Adam deadpanned. "So nice work, JP."

Kelly is also looking forward to her son's time on Dancing With the Stars: Athletes, which debuts on Monday, April 30 at 8/7c on ABC. She told ET that she's already watched a practice session and she'll be there in the audience to cheer him on.

"Its gonna be a surprise," she teased of the performance.

For more on Adam's upcoming stint, watch the video below.



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