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Sally Field Wants To Fix Her Son Up With Olympic Star Adam Rippon

She might have embarrassed him—but sometimes mama knows best!

Sometimes parents can be so embarrassing. And that doesn’t end when you’re out of middle school. Case in point: actress Sally Field recently took to Twitter to try and fix her son up with his celebrity crush.

It all started when Field’s youngest son, Sam Greisman, confided to his mom via text that he had a crush on Team USA Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon.

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Field was totally on board with the idea and basically told her 30-year-old son to go for it, writing, “Sam… he’s insanely pretty. Find a way.”

Greisman took a screen shot of the supportive text from his famous mom and tweeted it out to his nearly 20,000 followers, writing, “Just some really helpful advice from my mom on how to deal with my Olympic crush.”

When Field saw the tweet, she decided to take matters into her own hands, replying to it and tagging Rippon, ensuring the athlete would see it and hopefully respond:

When Greisman saw that, he was mortified—in the way only a kid can be when their parent does something totally loving yet embarrassing—and simply replied, “Yikes.”

We’ve all been there. Although Field obviously means well, having your mom play matchmaker is always a little awkward. But the endlessly charming Rippon seems to be taking it all in stride. According to BuzzFeed, the star figure skater had this to say about Field’s social media antics: “She bold!”

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Rippon also indicated that he’s not ruling anything out as far as a potential romance with Greisman—or at least a meeting—saying, “Sam, your mom – I admire her. And I’m sure one day we’re going to meet. So thanks, mom.”

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How sweet! Here’s hoping these two get a chance to meet and see if there’s a spark! If a romance blossoms, they’ll have Field to thank. Sometimes parents know what they’re doing after all.

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While we can only imagine the conversation Greisman had with his mother behind the scenes, publicly he seems to be taking all the attention around his love life in stride.

On Twitter the writer/producer joked about having been referred to as a “single son.”

Greisman is Field’s son with her second husband, Alan Greisman. She has two older sons, Peter and Eli Craig from her first marriage to Steven Craig.