It was a match made in Winter Olympics heaven.
Figure skating champion of our hearts Adam Rippon teamed up with Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones for the ultimate Olympic commentary.
The two personalities teamed up on Monday to hilariously commentate on Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s short dance. The pair not only won gold for their performance, but also dazzled Rippon and Jones.
“Every outfit she’s put on, I want to wear to the club,” Jones quipped about Virtue’s backless, glittery ensemble. Rippon was also struck by Virtue’s flawless performance. “Sometimes when I watch her, I can feel like, my hair growing,” he said.
Rippon and Jones also agreed that the pair must have a romantic history. “They done kissed each other at least once,” Jones said. “There’s no way you can do that together and not date,” Rippon added.
Over the last few weeks, Rippon has solidified his title as America’s sweetheart in figure skating, charming us all with his inspiring, honest interviews and snappy tweets. Although he turned down NBC’s correspondent offer, Rippon said he wasn’t ready to leave Team USA in Pyeongchang. “My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them,” he tweeted.
People have been pushing for Jones’ commentary since the Summer Olympics in Rio, when she hyped us all up for Team USA with her patriotic tweets. Don’t worry, she delivered this year too.
Though neither Rippon or Jones were “official” correspondents for NBC, it’s kind of perfect that they were paired together to commentate on figure skating — and Twitter agrees.
Guys, with this kind of support, there’s a slim chance Jones and Rippon could team up again during the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.