March 7, 2018 at 12:37 pm PST | by Mariah Cooper
Adam Rippon admits Johnny Weir was ‘maybe’ jealous of him at Olympics

Adam Rippon on ‘WWHL’ (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

Adam Rippon revealed there was “maybe” some jealousy from Johnny Weir during the Winter Olympics.

Both Rippon and Weir became two of the biggest stars at the Winter Olympics. In addition to his skating, Rippon received recognition for his candid and humorous remarks in interviews. Weir’s figure skating commentary, along with co-host Tara Lipinski, also was a hit with viewers who enjoyed the brutally honest judging.

Rumors began to swirl that Weir wasn’t pleased that the attention had shifted from him to newcomer Rippon.

While appearing on “Watch What Happens Live,” Rippon told Andy Cohen that there might be jealousy but he has no interest in being a host.

“Um, maybe,” Rippon says.  “I think maybe. But you know what? I’m not coming for his job. I’m not coming for his gig.”

Rippon was offered a position as an NBC commentator for the Olympics but turned it down position.

“We’ve always reached out to each other and I’ve always thanked him,” he added. “I kind of feel like he helped make my way a little bit easier.”

Weir seemed to imply there was no jealousy on his end with a friendly tweet in support of Rippon.

“I’ve been friends with Adam and a fan of his skating for a long time. I think every Olympian deserves to return home to a hero’s welcome and I’m so happy that he’s doing so great and that our country believes in him! #realnews,” Weir tweeted.

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