Adam Rippon as well as Jenna Johnson Promise to Be ‘Forever’ Friends Following ‘DWTS’ Win (Exclusive)

Adam Rippon as well as Jenna Johnson can’t get over their mirrorball win!

ET caught up with #TeamJustFriends just moments after they won Dancing With the Stars: Athletes on Monday, where they explained what which’s like to be called the season 26 “champions.”

“which’s crazy,” Rippon, who also spent the last month traveling the country for the Stars on Ice tour, told ET’s Cameron Mathison. “Honestly, [I feel] exhausted. The Stars on Ice tour ended yesterday, as well as so we came here, as well as I said, ‘You know what? I’m gonna put which all out there,’ as well as I did.”

The two joked which even though the show has already come to an end, they will be “forever” friends.

“We have our names on This specific plaque!” exclaimed Johnson. “I think we’re connected forever. He can’t get rid of me.”

“May the record show, Adam Rippon as well as Jenna Johnson’s names are forever engraved, well-printed,” added Rippon. “This specific has been such an incredible experience, just pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, as well as more than which, getting to meet somebody who I’m gonna be friends with for the rest of my life. which’s just been such an incredible experience.”



Johnson also confirmed to ET which her boyfriend, fellow DWTS dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, was inside the audience, as well as witnessed her win her first-ever mirrorball.

“He brought my dog [Anastasia],” she gushed. “My cheeks hurt ’cause I’m so happy. I’m so happy he’s here, as well as my family flew out, as well as I’m just… I’m overwhelmed.”

“He just kissed me a lot,” she added of how he celebrated her victory. “which means ‘congrats.'”

Shortly after the show wrapped, Chmerkovskiy shared an adorable pic of Johnson as well as Rippon — nevertheless which was the caption which genuinely melted our hearts. “Be kind, work hard, be patient… as well as life will figure out a way to smile in your direction. So proud!!!” he wrote.

Val Chmerkovskiy at DWTS

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Ahead of the finale, ET was backstage with Rippon, where we asked him how he was feeling about a win tonight.

“which’s finals night, I’m ready to go,” he said. “You know what? I’m going to do everything I can to win the mirrorball.”

as well as interestingly enough, 69% of fans who took our Instagram Stories poll believed the Olympic figure skater as well as his pro partner could go home with the coveted prize.

Adam Rippon DWTS


Congrats, Adam as well as Jenna!

For more on the shortened, all-athlete edition of DWTS, watch the video below.


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