Adam Rippon’s shined a light on the rumored rivalry between him and NBC commentator Johnny Weir.
Rippon made an appearance on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live,” and was asked by a caller if the Page Six story about the fighting between him and Weir was true.
Rippon’s response?… Yeah, it maybe is.
More specifically, he said, “Um, maybe” followed by a head nod.
The rumor was the Johnny Weir felt upstaged by Rippon’s shining presence at the 2018 Winter Olympics. That said, Rippon had no intention of going after Weir’s spotlight. He was just being his authentic self and putting in the work of an Olympic athlete.
“I think maybe. But you know what? I’m not coming for his job. I’m not coming for his gig," Rippon added.
On top of that, the two men barely had any actual interaction while in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Despite these possibly true rumors, Rippon respects and appreciates Johnny Weir. If Weir hadn’t come out in 2011 after his second time in the Olympics, Rippon might have had a harder time as an openly Gay Olympian.
“We’ve always reached out to each other, and I’ve always, liked, thanked him because I kind of feel like, he kind of, like, helped make my way a little bit easier,” Rippon.
With that, Weir’s rep team officially denies the claims of Weir feeling put off by Rippon.
As they told the HuffingtonPost, “The Page Six story was completely false. Johnny is proud of and stands behind all the athletes and their accomplishments.”