The Olympic medalist told Good Morning America that he and his longtime boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala got engaged in December 2020 in Helsinki, Finland.
The couple proposed to each other while Rippon was visiting for a few months around the holidays.
“We didn’t want to do anything big, but we both wanted to have a ring,” he said. “We went to a nice dinner and we did it at the same time. We did three, two, one, and we put the rings on.”