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Gymnast Olivia Dunne confirmed to be in relationship with top MLB prospect Paul Skenes

Gymnast Olivia Dunne confirmed to be in relationship with top MLB prospect Paul Skenes

He said their relationship can be a 'pain in the butt' sometimes due to the fame

It seems the rumors are true - baseball player Paul Skenes has confirmed he's dating gymnast and viral star Olivia Dunne.

For those who are not up to date with the big names on the old TikTok, Dunne is a major star on the platform.

With millions of followers and millions of dollars worth of lucrative deals she's turned her TikTok fame into a viable career and there's plenty of people eager to know what she's up to.

Her fans will have a clearer idea at least as far as love is concerned after baseball player Paul Skenes confirmed they were a couple.

The rumors started swirling around after she was spotted wearing his jersey in June and he's now spoken to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to let people know that they are in fact together.

Popular TikToker and gymnast Olivia Dunne is dating highly rated baseball prospect Paul Skenes.

The 21-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher said their combined fame could sometimes make going out together 'a pain in the butt' as there'd usually be someone asking for a picture or autograph on date night.

Skenes also revealed she's become one of his biggest fans and that the two have taken a real interest in each other's lives and lifestyles.

He said: "It's nice to be able to have that conversation. She does get it.

"I do wish she could come to a baseball game and just enjoy it. It does irk me. I don't have any control over it.

"She really doesn't either. I'm sure it'll get better as I go up levels, but that's something I want for her."

It might not be long until Skenes goes up the levels either - he was after all the number one pick for the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft this year.

Skenes said he got to know Dunne after a bit of a corny campus meet-cute.

His best friend was dating her roommate at Louisiana State University, fellow TikTok star Elena Marenas, and they got together as 'a small-world type of thing'.

Skenes is a highly rated MLB pitcher and has said it's nice that he and Dunne can understand each other's lifestyles.
Jay Biggerstaff / Getty Images

While you might think shooting to fame on the internet would be brilliant, it's apparently not all it's cracked up to be.

Skenes said that he tries to stay away from social media as he feels it's 'a lot easier to not see it than not get upset over it'.

Dunne revealed last month that she can't really attend her classes at university due to safety concerns as there have been 'some scares in the past'.

She doesn't want people to know her daily schedule and earlier this year she had to hire a bodyguard after being on the receiving end of some 'scary and disturbing' encounters with fans.

The TikTok star and gymnast has had to ask her fans to be 'respectful', with a particular incident in Utah branded 'insane' after a group of fans started shouting rude things and swearing.

Featured Image Credit: LivvyDunne/Instagram /Jay Biggerstaff/Getty Images

Topics: TikTok, Celebrity, Sex and Relationships