Olivia Dunne Reveals Unseen Struggles Through Christmas Following Family Holidays

Published 12/30/2023, 2:15 PM EST

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Who would’ve thought the fun-filled holiday traditions would make Olivia Dunne sweat? The artistic gymnast and America’s famous social media personality hides behind the typical comfort of home any time she gets. From reserving Thanksgiving to Christmas, ‘Livvy’ finds the sense of roundedness at home, away from the frequent headlined titles—of highest paid and most followed collegiate athlete.

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Back in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, training for the upcoming gymnastics meets, the girls of the LSU Tigers team engaged in a messy business. Keeping her fans in the loop, Dunne shared the drama on her social media.

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Just hours after announcing a serious game for the upcoming season, 21-year-old Livvy also kept up with an earlier statement to enjoy her final year to the fullest. The gymnast shared a series of Snapchat stories sharing the team’s hardworking yet steady pace to make gingerbread house. Livvy captioned it, “it is definitely working out,” when it was clearly not rather falling apart and seemed to be quite the struggle.

At LSU gymnastics training center’s long table was busy with the girls trying their hardest to get the house together using whipped cream. The next hilarious story showed her friend’s hands holding up the walls of their failed task. Dunne captioned this story, “who wouldn’t wanna live in this?!”  The following update revealed the night plan of movie night with the LSU athletes all cozied up on their mattress.

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Apart from the much sought after monetary success, Livvy’s year was made happier by her Louisiana family. The nuclear family that includes Livvy, her MLB player boyfriend Paul Skenes and baby Roux, her white furry pet. After returning to LSU this semester, she spent most of her time at home with the duos and often travelled to meet her family in New Jersey.

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Four days back, Laura St. John, livvy’s aunt uploaded a joyous Christmas holiday shot on Instagram that included Olivia, Julz Dunne, Katherine Patterson Dunne, St. John, and Judy Patterson, covering three generations of the gymnast’s family. Judy Patterson, Olivia’s grandmother also exuded excitement as the younger ladies in the family joined in the festivities.

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Later, the gymnastics phenomenon, delivered a merry greeting with an Instagram post, adding a humorous twist to the holiday season by sporting a sheer shirt with the whimsical caption, “Merry Christmas ya filthy animal.”

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Divya Purohit

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Hi there! I am Divya Purohit, and I am a Olympics sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an avid sports junkie I delved in the world of sports journalism and started crafting content around my favorite athletes. By means of my distinct storytelling approach, I provide perceptive viewpoints on diverse sports stories.
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