Olivia Dunne stuns in selfie with college gymnast and admits MLB star Paul Skenes has ‘fastball in her heart’

COLLEGE gymnastics superstar Olivia Dunne appears to be in love with MLB prodigy Paul Skenes.

LSU star and social media sensation Dunne, 21, is currently dating Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and former Tigers star Skenes.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes and LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne went public in August 2023Credit: Reuters
Dunne stunned in her most recent TikTok post as she swooned over SkenesCredit: Tiktok/livvy/photo
Dunne’s post was captioned, “Fastball into my heart.”Credit: Tiktok/livvy/photo

The happy couple made their relationship public in August 2023.

Since then, Dunne has regularly taken to Instagram and TikTok to cheer on Skenes as he progressed from the minors to the majors.

In her most recent TikTok post, the freckled Dunne shared a trio of selfies, wearing a white shirt and sunglasses.

In the first two selfies, an uninterested-looking Dunne captioned the photos “when he throws touchdowns and “when he dunks.”

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For the final photo, Dunne beamed along with the caption, “When he throws 100 mph.”

The post, titled ‘fastball into my heart’, attracted a lot of comments from many of her eight million followers.

“Paul Skenes is a hero. You hit the lottery,” said one fan.

“I roll 100 with two throws combined. Does that count?” asked briefly.

While another joked: ‘For the record, I’m throwing 100mph touchdowns and then dunking in celebration

Drafted first overall in 2023, Skenes made his long-awaited MLB debut on May 11 and has more than lived up to the hype since.

Olivia Dunne shows off tan lines after a sun-soaked holiday where she rode horses on the beach in Mexico

In five games, Skenes threw 373 times in 22 innings, allowing just 15 hits, two homeruns and 30 strikeouts.

This included throwing two wins on May 29 against the Detroit Tigers on his birthday.

Dunne congratulated her boyfriend on his big day on Instagram, sharing an adorable photo of them together at the ballpark.

After his impressive day in the office, in which he recorded nine strikeouts against Detroit, Dunne also shared a summary of his performance.

“Nothing like some B-Day Ks,” she wrote.

They then headed into town to celebrate and enjoyed a meal together, with Dunne sharing a cheeky photo of a blissfully unaware Skenes reading the menu.


Olivia Dunne and Paul Skenes managed to keep their relationship a secret before finally going public last summer.

The couple met at LSU, but it is not clear when they started dating.

Rumors of a romance began when Dunne watched LSU win the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, last summer.

And Dunne then posted selfies from Fort Myers, Florida, where Skenes played.

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and began his professional career playing in minor leagues in the Sunshine State.

The final clue came when Dunne posed in a Pirates cap before the pair finally went public.

While 2024 was a big year for Skenes, the same goes for Dunne.

She capped off her senior season in Baton Rouge with the Tigers’ first NCAA National Championship win.

After their win, Dunne admitted on NBC’s Today that she had yet to decide whether or not she would return for another season.

“I’m just focused on now and winning this national title. So I’m definitely going to think about it,” she admitted.

Elsewhere, Dunne recently attended festive red carpet events in New York and Florida in honor of the 2024 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

This was Dunne’s second consecutive appearance in the annual edition, this time joined by Paige Spiranac, Kate Hudson, Gayle King and Xandra Pohl, among others.

Dunne recently attended red carpet events in New York and Florida to celebrate the release of the 2024 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit EditionCredit: Getty