Out Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon celebrates 30 trips around the sun today!
For his birthday, the self-appointed ‘America’s sweetheart’ took to the ice for a skate to Joni Mitchell’s “River,” covered by Tony Award winner Ben Platt in his Netflix series, The Politician.
In sharing the video clip, Rippon wrote on Facebook:
“Today is my 30th birthday. I couldn’t be more grateful for everything and everyone in my life.
“Thank you for always sending love and positive energy my way. I hope I’m always able to do the same for you.
“I wanted to do something fun for myself so I asked one of my old skating choreographers, Cindy Stuart, to put this together with me. She is amazing. And Ben Platt is also amazing (duh) and when I heard him do a cover of this song I knew I had to skate to it. A huge thank you to On Ice Perspectives for putting it all together.”
Happy birthday, Adam!
I had the utterly charming experience of interviewing Rippon for the release of his memoir, Beautiful on the Outside. Hit the play button below to take a listen: