Who Is Suni Lee’s New Boyfriend Jaylin Smith?

Published 01/06/2022, 8:30 AM EST
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — AUGUST 8: U.S. Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee, center, makes a heart sign for her fans during a parade in her honor in St. Paul, Minn. on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Lee, of St. Paul, took home three Olympic medals — gold, silver and bronze — in gymnastics from the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. She is joined by Her mother, Yeeb Thoj, left, and her sister, Shyenne Lee. (John Autey / MediaNews Group / St. Paul Pioneer Press via Getty Images)

America’s sweetheart, Suni Lee, has emerged as one of the best gymnasts in the sport right now. Taking strides in her professional life, her personal life, too, has been quite flourishing. As they made it official in December 2021, Suni is dating a football player named Jaylin Smith.

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Following her successful stint on the reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars’, the gymnast is now enjoying a much-needed break. Surely, having Smith by her side is another purple patch for the bubbly gymnast. So what do we know more about Smith?

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Who is Jaylin Smith?

The capable football player plays for the USC Trojans as he studies at the University of California. Before this, he had stints as a cornerback, wide receiver, and running back at Bishop Alemany High in Mansion Hills. Moreover, Smith’s connection with rapper Snoop Dogg is well understood.

The duo appeared on screen together on Snoop’s show on Netflix- ‘Coach Snoop’He has 46.6k followers on Instagram while putting up 17 posts. Most of his posts comprise his training and pictures from his football career.

 

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The talented Suni Lee appeared in the Dancing With the Stars competition after her success at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The duo posted a picture together on Instagram on December 27, 2021. She posted a heart emoticon as the title of the picture while Smith replied with a comment “Twin🤞🏾❤️.” Their relationship appears to be bubbling as they continue to enjoy each other’s company.

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Suni Lee is enjoying life

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Remarkably, Suni won a gold, silver, and bronze medal during the Olympic Games. As Biles withdrew from the gymnastics competition, Lee stepped up to the plate and put on an accomplished performance to bring home the medals. After that, she appeared in the Dancing With the Stars competition but was ultimately knocked out.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Sunisa Lee of Team United States competes in the floor exercise during the Women’s All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With her new boyfriend by the side, Suni looks happy. While they remain happy together, here’s hoping Jaylin can convince Suni to make a quickfire return to her natural habitat so we can witness her brilliance again.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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