Is Suni Lee Dating this USC Football Player?

Published 12/27/2021, 7:30 AM EST

Showing off eye-catching flips and tricks, the Minnesota teen, Suni Lee, made it to fans’ hearts. Lee’s hard work and dedication helped her reach her peak at such a young age. The athlete is not just the 2020 Olympic all-around champion, but also the 9 most decorated American female gymnast.


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The athlete believes in exploring her ways instead of sticking to one thing. Following her glorious victory in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the athlete decided to peek at the dance world. With her powerful performances, the gymnast turned out to be one of the strongest contenders in Dancing with the Stars.


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25th December is celebrated with full enthusiasm across the whole world to mark the birthday of Jesus Christ. While Christmas brings people the essence of love and togetherness, maybe it brought Lee a boyfriend?

Lee spotted with USC Football player on Christmas

Recently, the pictures of Suni Lee with USC Football player, Jaylin Smith, has gone viral. The 19-year-old is a freshman in the sport and also showed up in the Netflix show ‘Coach Snoop’.

Smith posted a few pictures of him and Lee on the streets during Christmas. The closeness and affection they have for one another are transparent in the pictures. Furthermore, Lee too shared the pictures in her Instagram story.


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A video has also been doing the rounds where the rumored couple can be spotted getting cozy.

Is our Hmong Queen @sunisalee poppin out with her boo on Christmas Day!? Cuz this is the Christmas present we all needed!” twitted Chenue Her, an anchor along with the screenshot of Lee’s Instagram story.

Moreover, Smith’s teammate took to Instagram stories to share a picture of the rumored couple.

He wrote, “@jayliinn.1k it’s raining in La but he on suni scenes. Funniest mover award.

The news and pictures have been all over the internet. Fans and followers are more than eager to get an official statement and celebrate the good news.

Lee’s decision to stay away from Twitter

Sunisa Lee, the gymnastic master, decided to delete Twitter just after her Olympic appearance. The athlete blamed Twitter for her degraded performance in the uneven bars.


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Although Lee won gold in the individual all-around, she considers bars to be her strongest event, where she won bronze. The athlete then wished to stay away from social media and find peace within herself.

Sunisa Lee of United States of America during the all around artistic gymnastics final at the Olympics at Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

I’m probably going to delete Twitter. Instagram is not as bad because I can’t really see what people say, but [on] Twitter it’s just so easy to see everything. So, I’m probably going to have to end up deleting that,” said the gymnast.


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Despite being under tremendous pressure and having a hectic schedule, the athlete became the champion.


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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.