About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly

Last Night on Late Night

Reese Witherspoon meets Adam Rippon on The Late Show: 'This is meant to be'

Posted on

“When Reese met Rippon” should be the name of a new rom-com coming to theaters to warm our hearts this winter, but instead, it was a magical moment that occurred on The Late Show on Wednesday night.

Reese Witherspoon fulfilled her destiny when she met Olympic figure skater and America’s sassy sweetheart Adam Rippon — and Stephen Colbert made it all happen.

“This is meant to be,” Witherspoon said. “This is the relationship the world has been waiting for.”

The actress of A Wrinkle in Time and Big Little Lies tweeted about her love for Rippon while watching him skate for Team USA at the Winter Games in South Korea last month. “Reason #1 to Watch #WinterOlympics2018: ADAM RIPPON,” she wrote.

Rippon responded soon after. “WHEN YOURE RIGHT, YOURE RIGHT,” he wrote, adding, “Quick movie idea for you: You (played by you) tweet me in the middle of the night at the Olympics and I (played by me) die immediately. Thoughts?”

And now it’s happened. Now they’ve met.

“Can I share something with you guys?” Rippon asked, taking off his bronze medal and handing it to Witherspoon. “I really needed this today, meeting Reese,” he explained, “because before I got out here, my life was like in shambles because I was getting dressed and I wanted to look my best for you and I lost a button. And I’m embarrassed but I’m not. Do you know what I mean?”

The two shared their favorite things about each other and played “Acting on Ice,” which is when they pull a Legally Blonde bend-and-snap move to the camera and show the audience what their poker face would be for falling on the ice. Colbert wasn’t so great at it.

“Some nights are like a magical moment of destiny,” Witherspoon tweeted later of the night. “Meeting Olympic medalist and all-around-best-in-class-super-star @Adaripp Made my night.”

Watch Colbert’s celebrity matchmaking in the video above.

Outbrain

Tags