Pop singer Britney Spears was honored Thursday night with the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards for her work advocating for LGBTQ youth. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy and his new bestie, Olympic skater Adam Rippon, were also in attendance.
Twitter could hardly contain its excitement over the three of them meeting for the first time.
Spears tweeted at the athletes during the recent winter games in South Korea, saying to Rippon:
Hey @Adaripp…. I just wanted let you know that I am a fan, I am not in denial, and that you are THE MOST FUN!! Keep making us all smile at the #WinterOlympics and good luck today.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 16, 2018
She followed that tweet with a shoutout to Kenworthy, saying:
So proud of #TeamUSA!! Hey @guskenworthy, gimme, gimme more on the slopes today!! #ItsGusBitch ⛷
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 17, 2018
Rippon and Kenworthy immediately tweeted back:
Oh. My. God. Was really not prepared to wake up to this. Not sure how I'm gonna ski today because I'm LITERALLY dead now but I'm gonna go that extra mile for you, Britney! Ilysm!!! ❤️ https://t.co/yhoEJq1qRL
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 17, 2018
I could feel you on the ice with me @britneyspears. I now have an OVERWHELMING desire to post Instagram fashion shows, google stock imagines of corn, and paint on the balcony of my dorm in the Olympic village. Thank you for not being in denial, LOVE YOU ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/CfeyGNecM3
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 18, 2018
The love affair was on! But Twitter had to wait for the glorious day when all three would meet. That day is now.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) April 13, 2018
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) April 13, 2018
Heading to the #GLAADawards and I’ve got Britney Spears Instagram fashion shows on my mind.
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) April 12, 2018
Twitter was swooning!
The Goddess, the Hun and the Fabulous Spirit pic.twitter.com/HwLtHIPn4O
— Stefano Kerberos (@Queerrilla) April 13, 2018
I love how Adam’s face always says “That’s right, I’m here. Know why? Because this is where I belong.”
— Wilbie, Right Back (@glasses_0ff) April 13, 2018
OH MY GOD YOU ALL LOOK TOO FLAWLESS
— ♕ P.R.I.N.C.E. ♕ (@Princexercize) April 13, 2018
— GLAAD (@glaad) April 13, 2018
— Billboard Pride (@BillboardPride) April 13, 2018
H/T: W Magazine