Sally Field’s son Sam Greisman apologises for ’embarrassing’ Adam Rippon set-up

February 22, 2018
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 16: Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after competing during the Men's Single Skating Short Program at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 16, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Sally Field’s son has admitted he was embarrassed after his mother tried to set him up with Olympic star Adam Rippon.

Sam Greisman, 30, made the rookie error of texting his mother about how much he fancied Rippon.

She then took it on herself to share the news with the whole world – and Rippon even ended up responding himself.

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 17: (BROADCAST-OUT) United States Men's Figure Skater Adam Rippon poses for a portrait with his Bronze medal for the team event on the Today Show Set on February 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

Now Greisman has admitted he apologised to the Winter Olympics medalist for his mother’s eager actions.

He has been open about his admiration of Rippon on Twitter, telling his followers: “Nothing but respect for my Olympic prince.”


Greisman first 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.


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.”


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.


“Find a way,” she said.

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

It was all very nice and heartwarming – but then Field raised the stakes and tagged Rippon in a quote-tweet.


Greisman, it seems, was not expecting that and responded: “Yikes.”

After her son’s shocked response, Field told BuzzFeed: “Sam was mortified. I have to bud out now..but I would like to see Adam in the family,” said the legendary actress.”

(Twitter/sally_field and samgreis)

Greisman said he later sent Rippon a direct message via Twitter “to apologise for his mom embarrassingly trying to set them up,” according to New York’s Page Six.

Adam Rippon responded to Mrs Field’s attempts to get him to go out with her son.

“Sam, your mum – I admire her. And I’m sure one day we’re going to meet! So thanks, mum.”

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