Adam Rippon on getting set up with Sally Field's son, Oscars & more

Rippon joins "The View" to discuss his whirlwind past year.
6:42 | 03/08/18

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Transcript for Adam Rippon on getting set up with Sally Field's son, Oscars & more
??? I think we can all watch you skate forever. You have had such an incredible year. Thank you. And you competed in your first olympics. You won a bronze medal in a team competition and you've become one of the biggest stars. What has all of this been like for you because it's just been amazing to watch. Sunny, it's been a complete whirlwind. Yeah, this year has been amazing and it's only March. Yes. So I'm hoping to just kind of continue this. I'm having a good time. Let's keep it up, you know. You're so good. Oh thank you. I tell everybody the same thing about you. Thank you. Thank you. You're such an example of tenacity though because you didn't make the team in 2014. You thought about quitting but you didn't, thankfully you didn't. What was it that got you through? You know, even a year ago I broke my foot and I was off the ice for four months. Wow. And there was just -- I've just been through so much throughout my career where when I wanted to quit I thought about where did I feel I was standing as an athlete. And I felt like I had more to give. I just didn't really believe in myself. But if I felt like I had more to give, I felt like I would always look back and feel like I just didn't even try. And I learned that it's okay to make mistakes, especially if you learn from them. So all of those disappointments I had, I brought them with me instead of trying to block them out. Right. And you learned more from that. I absolutely learned more from them. I became so much stronger from the disappointments that I had than even from the success because I learned from all of those mistakes. And you'll only regret what you didn't do, not what you did do. If you give 100%, you will always step away -- you know, the ice can be slippery and sometimes life is hard. If you always give 100%, you can always walk away and be satisfied. That's true. That's right. Y work with glad, one of my favorite organizations, with the lgbtq youth. Tell us what you're doing. Well, I brought a pin for everybody. You can tell that these were made by gay people because they're magnets so it's not going to ruin anybody's clothes. But, I'm so excited to be working with glad. Thank you guys. I'm so excited to be working with glad. I'm working with their youth engagement program, and this program is really near and dear to me because we give these young kids the tools and the resource to go back to their communities and be activists, be young ambassadors and change the world for the youth in their community. I know somebody like me, if I had somebody like that to look up to when I was young, my world would have been different. I spent a lot of time when I was young not liking who I was which is crazy. I'm so cool. Yeah. That is crazy. Then you got to see Ellen. I did. You know, when I was just a young lad and I was thinking of coming out, I really gained a lot of inspiration from other people's coming out stories. You know, you can find so many different stories on YouTube, in magazines, and somebody who I always looked up to was Ellen DeGeneres. I looked up to her because I felt like in her career she received some backlash for coming out, but she persevered and she's one of the most successful people I've ever met. I had the chance to meet her and I was meeting one of my heros. It was absolutely incredible. You know who else is a fan of yours? Who? Sally field. Who tried to fix you up with her son. She did. She tried to fix you up. Yes. Did she call you and say I have a cute boy for you? She actually took a screen shot of a text that she was texting back with her son Sam, and she posted it on Twitter but she didn't say anything. She just, like, wrote my handle. I went, Sally. Did it work? So brazen. What happened? Did you go out with him? Sure, come on. Joy, I slept for an hour last night. You're so busy, you're about to do stars on ice with the rest of the olympic team which sounds incredible. Are you going to all states around the country? Yes. This tour starts in April. It's two months. We're going to 22 cities and actually I did reach out to Sam and Sally and I'm getting them tickets so they can come watch the show. So you'll get to meet Sam? I will, that's right. I know you say you're so tired. You and whoopi were both at the oscars. You had on a fabulous, interesting outfit. How much fun was it? It was so much fun. You liked that, whoopi. You know I loved it. Yeah, I know. Everyone was talking about the outfit. What was the inspiration? That's the outfit. I almost wore that. That would have been embarrassing. Well, sitting down in it was -- I bet it was an adventure. Showing everybody everything. Like Scarlett O'Hara. Oh honey, if only. I was super lucky. I had such an incredible team help me get ready for the oscars and I got to meet Jeremy Scott who does all the designs. He is crazy, he's insane. You know what, that embodies me perfectly. I loved it. I love the leather and the straps. Yeah. You know what, I think in men's fashion that, like, there aren't a lot of options, and you know, a lot of times you say, oh, a man took a risk, he had a different color or it was velvet. I was like, take these shoulders off, give me that harness and get me out to the carpet. That's right. You're going to be doing such big things. I hope so. You're already doing big things, but we wish you all the best. Wearing that outfit next week. I love your sweater. I almost wore that today too. Our thanks to Adam Rippon. Stars on ice starts April 6th, and tickets are on sale now.

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