canada africa partner reservation Olivia Dunne trends as boyfriend Paul Skenes makes MLB debut

Olivia Dunne trends as boyfriend Paul Skenes makes MLB debut

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Former LSU gymnast steals the spotlight during the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs showdown

Olivia Dunne trends as boyfriend Paul Skenes makes MLB debut
Olivia Dunne attends boyfriend Paul Skenes’ MLB debut decked out in Pittsburgh Pirates merchandise. — Reuters/File

Gymnast and social media star Olivia Dunne’s boyfriend, Paul Skenes, made a successful Major League Baseball (MLB) debut on Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated Chicago Cubs.

However, despite Skenes’ extraordinary performance, it was the former Louisiana State University (LSU) gymnast who went viral.

The rising star of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) was trending after she was spotted in Skenes and the Pirates merchandise while speaking to the media about her boyfriend.

Dunne said: “I have so many great memories with him, but I know how hard he worked for this moment.

“All the hours just make me know what a hard worker he is. This is probably one of my favorite moments I’ve ever seen. Seriously, there’s nothing that can top this. I’m just so proud.”

Dunne and Skenes, both 21, had rushed to Pittsburgh as soon as they heard the rookie baseball player was in the MLB.

She revealed that the couple were taking a nap together when they woke up to several missed calls to the big news.

Olivia Dunne and Paul Skenes rushed to Pittsburgh after a surprise call-up from the MLB. — X/sports news

“That’s the fastest I’ve ever packed in my life. We just woke up from a nap. He had a couple missed calls and he got a call. And he just said, ‘Let’s pack,’ and we headed out .It was so exciting,” she said.

Skenes outlasted the competition at Triple-A with a 0.99 ERA over his first seven starts. He conceded just 17 hits while consistently clocking a speed of over 100 miles per hour. He struckout 45 batters while walking eight.