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Sally Field is trying to set her son up with Winter Olympics skater Adam Rippon, and it’s amazing

Josh Jackman February 18, 2018

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Sally Field is trying to set up her son with ice skater Adam Rippon.

Director Sam Greisman has a crush on Rippon, who has secured a bronze medal for Team USA and a place in his viewers’ hearts during his time at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

He has been open about his admiration of Rippon on Twitter, riffing on the “Nothing but respect for MY president” meme to tell followers: “Nothing but respect for my Olympic prince.”

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Greisman also spoke about how meaningful it was for him to see Rippon be openly and proudly gay at the Olympics, in front of the world.

“I hate being earnest but an openly, ‘non-passing’, sassy, beautiful gay 20-something daring America not to love him and becoming the sweetheart of the Olympic Games is very moving to me,” he wrote.

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The director followed this up by joking: “Glad so many people liked this, but if you could slide it into Adam’s DMs that would be great too.”

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But as well as his fans, he also told his mum.

And the double-Oscar-winning actress, who has starred in Forrest Gump, Mrs Doubtfire and Lincoln, is in a better position than most to actually influence the situation.

Greisman tweeted a screenshot of his text conversation with Field, who had told him: “Sam… he’s insanely pretty.

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“Find a way.”

Now that’s motherly encouragement.

Greisman captioned the picture: “Just some really helpful advice from my mom on how to deal with my Olympic crush.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13:  Actress Sally Field (L) and Sam Greisman attend the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Cocktail Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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It was all very nice and heartwarming – but then Field raised the stakes.

She gave her son the ultimate push, and tagged Rippon in a quote-tweet.

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Greisman, it seems, was not expecting that.

He responded: “Yikes.”

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This isn’t the first time Field has publicly supported her son.

In 2014, she wrote a heartfelt letter about raising him, saying that being a part of his journey was “one of the great privileges of my life”.

And the next year, she said she was horrified by parents who disapproved of their gay children.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  Actreass Sally Field and Sam Greisman attend The 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
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“It’s not against nature if nature has actually done this,” said Field in a radio interview.

“Sam was always Sam, this wonderful human that he is, from the time he was born.

Earlier this weekend, Team USA freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy shared a historic on-screen kiss with his boyfriend during his event.

More: adam rippon, entertainment, ice skating, pyeongchang, Sally Field, sam greisman, sport, US, US, winter olympics 2018

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