Talk about an incredible night with some incredible people.
When Adam Rippon walked the red carpet at Monday evening’s 2018 TrevorLIVE New York gala, the Dancing With the Stars contestant and Olympic athlete had a special someone by his side.
As it turns out, he was ready to walk his first red carpet with boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.
“I’m here with my boyfriend right here,” Adam shared with E! News before hosting the charity event. “We started talking in October but we’ve been together for a few months now.”
In fact, the pair has been documenting their love story on Instagram that includes exercising at Los Angeles’ famous Runyon Canyon and some PDA moments.
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“I’m a real estate broker in Finland,” Jussi-Pekka shared with us before letting his boyfriend speak about the importance of the event.
TrevorLIVE held at Cipriani Wall Street helped raise awareness and funds for crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth. Lena Waithe was honored at the event while Rita Ora served as a performer.
“This is more important than ever in light of the tragic death of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. I think now we should have a serious talk about mental health and suicide prevention,” Adam explained to us. “I think it’s important to remember that the Trevor hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to anyone. Whether you know someone going through something or you’re going through something yourself, it’s open and available.”
He added, “I think having those conversations can save a lot of lives and that’s why I’m here tonight.”
Gus Kenworthy, Christian Siriano, Jason Wu, Melissa Benoist, Natasha Lyonne and Real Housewives of Dallas star D’Andra Simmons were also in attendance for Monday’s star-studded event.
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