LSU gymnast and social media influencer Olivia 'Livvy' Dunne was spotted cheering on her rumored boyfriend, Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Paul Skenes, during his Single-A debut Tuesday (August 15) night.
Skenes, 21, who also attended LSU and led the Tigers to a national championship earlier this year, made his first appearance for the Bradenton Marauders, recording two strikeouts and allowing one hit in a scoreless inning during the team's 14-13 win against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Dunne, 20, who recently shared photos of herself wearing a Pirates hat while in Bradenton, Florida, was spotted cheering in box seats and shared a video of herself in the stands on social media Tuesday.
The LSU gymnast previously attended several of the Tigers' games in Omaha, Nebraska, during their College Baseball World Series run. Skenes was selected No. 1 overall by the Pirates in the 2023 MLB Draft.
The California native made his professional debut in the Florida Complex League last Thursday (August 10), throwing 11 pitches ranging from 89 to 101 MPH. Dunne, a former All-American and a 2022 WCGA Scholastic All-American, has more than 11.4 million followers on social media, which includes 7.5 million followers on TikTok and 3.8 million on Instagram, making her the second most-followed NCAA athlete on social media and reported to have earned $3.3 million annually in NIL endorsements, behind only Bronny James.
The New Jersey native competed in bars and floor exercises, averaging 9.786 on bars and 9.854 on floor during the 2022 season, which included matching her career high score of a 9.925 on bars during LSU's season opener against Centenary and setting a new floor competition career high on with 9.900 against No. 8 Alabama. LSU gymnastics finished fourth overall in the NCAA gymnastics championships in April.