Olivia Dunne Seems to Be Catching Flights and Feelings For MLB Player Paul Skenes

The LSU gymnast hopped on a plane to support the Pittsburgh Pirates player.
Olivia Dunne.

Olivia Dunne.

Olivia Dunne hasn’t explicitly confirmed her new relationship, but we know she’s crushing on MLB player Paul Skenes, and she knows we know. The LSU gymnast, who is the highest-paid female NCAA athlete in the country, loves to tease fans with TikTok content hinting at her relationship.

She has posted photos at baseball games and made videos about her love of the sport and excitement for the season. Her latest post, however, showed the 20-year-old hopping on a flight, seemingly to visit her boyfriend. Skenes, 21, was the No. 1 MLB draft pick this year and landed with the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this summer.

“Catching flights not feelings turned into catching flights cause I got feelings...,” read the on-screen text of a TikTok filmed on an airplane. The 2023 SI Swimsuit model, who was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico earlier this year, rocked a bare face and loose ponytail as she cheekily smiled at the camera under the dim in-flight lights.

“oopsie daisy #foryou,” she captioned the Sept. 16 video she shared with her 7.8 million followers.

“i would for paul skenes too (i’m a pirates fan),” someone commented.

“paul skenes living a dream,” another wrote.

“I mean for Paul, how could you not??!!!” a fan chimed.

“it happens to the best of us,” one person noted.

“Only way I wanna catch feelings… if they come with flights,” someone else stated.

Dunne somewhat acknowledged that she and the LSU alum were dating last month when she wore Skene’s jersey to his MLB debut game. The two first sparked romance rumors in June when she wore his name at the College World Series.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.