Adam Rippon, the openly gay Olympian who skated his way into the hearts of Americans with his talent, butt, outspokenness, and charming post-performance interviews, finally met the woman he once claimed to be a primary reasons he skates: Reese Witherspoon.
Last month, Rippon told NBC News, “I have many emotions when I step on the ice. I want to represent my country to the best of my abilities. I want to make Reese Witherspoon proud.” Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert facilitated their first meeting. Here’s how it began:
ADAM: This is great.
REESE: This is meant to be.
ADAM: This is so good.
REESE: This is the relationship the world has been waiting for.
When asked to give their first impressions of the other, Witherspoon said, “You smell really good. You’re more handsome in person than even on the ice.”
Rippon, on the other hand, ignored the question and went off on a tangent. “Can I share something with you guys? I promised the sound guy Brian—he’s so sweet—I promised him I wouldn’t take this off,” he says before removing his medal and handing it to Reese. “I really needed this today—meaning Reese—because before I got out here my life was in shambles...I wanted to look my best for you, and I lost a button.” He then opens up the malfunctioning shirt to reveal his stomach. “I’m embarrassed but I’m not. Do you know what I mean?”
“Totally,” Witherspoon responds. “But you know what? It’s good if you just put a necklace over it. Then nobody will notice.”
This goes on and on and on, and you’ll have to watch the video to experience just how awkward and funny the whole thing is. While I was expecting Witherspoon to put on that questionable Southern charm and overdo her excitement to the point of my own exhaustion, nothing she’s doing here feels like an act. This appears to be a woman trying to contain her excitement, and it’s making her uncomfortable and shaky and bad with words.
When she says he’s “more handsome in person” it looks like she’s about to grab a knife and fork and eat him right up, y’all!!!
Thanks to her recent religious conversion and engagement to a man named Harry, Meghan Markle is officially a Charlotte.
Meghan Markle is now a fully fledged member of the Church of England after the American actor was reportedly baptized and confirmed in a secret ceremony at St James’s Palace in London this week.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby administered the holy sacrament in a 45-minute service on Tuesday evening at the palace’s Chapel Royal with her fiance, Prince Harry, by her side, UK media outlets reported, quoting the Daily Mail.
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