Lindsey Jacobellis' ex-boyfriends and relationships explored after gold medal win

Joshua Rogers February 9, 2022
Lindsey Jacobellis' ex-boyfriends and relationships explored after gold medal win
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Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis has won Team USA’s first gold medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. We find out more about her dating history, including Lindsey Jacobellis’ ex-boyfriends Adam Bakkedahl and Jesse Heilman.

During the past 20 years, the 36-year-old has been one of the most dominant snowboarders on the planet, winning X Games ten times as well as five individual world titles.

However, her only Olympic success came on her debut in 2006, when she won the silver medal in snowboard cross. In the Winter Games since then she has had terrible misfortune, most famously a slip at the 2006 Turin Games that cost her the gold medal.

After her latest win, we find out more about Lindsey Jacobellis’ ex-boyfriends and past relationships.

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Snowboard cross ‘GOAT’ wins Team USA’s first gold at Beijing

In Beijing, Jacobellis banished the demons of previous Games by claiming her first Olympic gold medal, and the first for Team USA in 2022. Chloe Trespeuch, of France, was second, while Canadian Meryeta Odine won the bronze.

The medal is 16 years in the making in what has been a storied career. As well as her bad luck in 2006, Lindsey swerved off-course in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, missing the final. In Sochi in 2014, she stumbled in the semis and missed the final once more.

Lindsey Jacobellis’ ex-boyfriend Adam Bakkedahl

Lindsey Jacobellis is currently single and has never married. However, Jacobellis has a couple of notable ex-boyfriends, including Adam Bakkedahl, who she was with from 2016 until at least 2018.

Bakkedahl is real estate agent who graduated from San Diego City College with a degree in marketing. According to his Facebook page, Bakkedahl grew up in Dana Point, California, where he still lives today. He is currently a realtor at Coldwell Banker Realty in Laguna Beach. His interests are surfing, soccer, tennis, snowboarding and “being in the ocean”.

Bakkedah and Jacobellis were first spotted on Instagram together in 2016, although their relationship was still unconfirmed. They also spent Christmas together that year, with Adam sharing photos of their families over the festive period, as reported by Heavy.

In 2018, they shared a couple of photos of each other on their Instagram accounts, seemingly confirming their relationship. Jacobellis also posted a picture of the couple on Valentine’s Day.

However, the couple are no longer together, although it isn’t known when they broke up. They have both deleted the pictures they posted together on social media. Going off Adam’s Facebook account, he appears to be in a new relationship.

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Lindsey dated pro-surfer Jesse Heilman

Lindsey Jacobellis’ other notable relationship was with pro-surfer Jesse Heilman. According to his Twitter handle, which has been inactive since 2012, Jesse is a “professional surfer, amateur chef, aspiring environmentalist, and all around Southern gentleman”.

He is best known for his success in events such as the 2010 Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic, and the 2012 Kona Pro Jax, which took place in his home state of Florida. Lindsey Jacobellis and Jesse Heilman were together in 2014, with Lindsey writing in her blog they were traveling around Florida together. It is unclear when they separated.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.