Out figure skater Adam Rippon made an
appearance Wednesday on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show.
DeGeneres asked Rippon, the first
openly gay U.S. athlete to medal at the Winter Olympics, about his
“You don't have a boyfriend, right?”
“I don't,” Rippon answered.
“Who are your celebrity crushes, so I
can get that setup?”
Rippon answered that a “solid”
choice would be actor Jake Gyllenhaal and that he used to have a “big
crush” on British singer Harry Styles.
“Here's the thing,” Rippon
answered. “I was sleeping on Shawn Mendes.”
“Not literally, but I didn't realize
how cute he was. … I know Harry will be upset. I know, love is a
“I would say I'm going to direct you
in the direction of some gay men,” DeGeneres said, adding that
Rippon might have better luck with them.
DeGeneres also presented Rippon with a
$10,000 donation from Shutterfly to his fundraising
campaign to support GLAAD's LGBT youth programs.