At Last! Sally Fields’ Son Sam Meets Adam Rippon
The long-anticipated matchup between the Olympian and the filmmaker happened in L.A. on Saturday.
Ever since her 30-year-old filmmaker son Sam Greisman (with ex-husband Alan Greisman) confessed to a crush on U.S. Olympic figure skater and crowd darling Adam Rippon, actress Sally Field has been dead set on getting the pair to meet up. In an ultimate Olympics relationship wrap-up (following fast on the heels of the equally anticipated Rippon-Reese Witherspoon first encounter last Wednesday on The Late Show), the meeting between Rippon and Greisman finally happened on Saturday night at the Human Right Campaign’s dinner and auction at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
“Thanks, mom,” tweeted Greisman with a photo that made it official to his 28,000 Twitter followers.
— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) March 11, 2018
It all started on Feb. 16, when Greisman posted a text from his 71-year-old mom on Twitter that read: “Sam…he’s insanely pretty…Find a way.” The actress's matchmaking post racked up over 27,000 likes, and the world has been waiting with suspense for the two to connect ever since.
Just some really helpful advice from my mom on how to deal with my Olympic crush. pic.twitter.com/shYCXwNOMf— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) February 17, 2018
A few days after Fields’ reveal on Twitter, during a BuzzFeed interview, Rippon called the move “bold” and sent this message to Greisman: “Sam, your mom—I admire her. I’m sure one day we’re going to meet! So thanks, mom."
When pressed while appearing on The View last Thursday about if and when the meeting would actually happen, Rippon said: “I’ve been so busy after the Olympics; I slept for an hour last night!”
Luckily, he and Greisman were both present at the Saturday night gala, where Rippon accepted a Visibility Award for his contributions to the LGBTQ community. It's unclear whether this was fortuitous or by design (cough, cough, Sally?), but whatever the case, we're glad it all worked out.
For his final commentary on the situation, Greisman pinned an older tweet at the top of his Twitter feed announcing that his new rap name is "single son."
Having been referred to by Page Six as a “single son” I would like everyone to know that is now my rap name.— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) February 21, 2018