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Olivia Dunne Cozies Up to Boyfriend and MLB Prospect Paul Skenes at LSU Football Game

Skenes confirmed his relationship with Dunne in August after speculation that the athletes were dating

<p>Paul Skenes/Instagram</p> Olivia Dunne Cozies Up to Boyfriend and MLB Prospect Paul Skenes at LSU Football Game

Paul Skenes/Instagram

Olivia Dunne Cozies Up to Boyfriend and MLB Prospect Paul Skenes at LSU Football Game

Olivia Dunne and Paul Skenes are going strong!

MLB prospect Skenes, 21, posted a photo cozying up the LSU gymnast, 20, during a football game at Tiger Stadium on Saturday.

"Back in the boot," Skenes wrote in the caption of his post featuring a carousel of photos from LSU's 34-31 victory over Arkansas.

In the sweet photo, Skenes and Dunn are sporting LSU's signature colors as they pose in the stands at the game. Dunne, a senior, wore a yellow mini dress and white boots for the occasion, while recent grad Skenes rocked the school's signature purple polo and white shorts.

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Dunne accessorized her look with a chic pair of sunglasses and a button that read, "Welcome to Death Valley," an official LSU athletics slogan.

<p>Paul Skenes/Instagram</p> Olivia Dunne and Boyfriend Paul Skenes attend LSU Football Game

Paul Skenes/Instagram

Olivia Dunne and Boyfriend Paul Skenes attend LSU Football Game

Skenes and Dunne were first rumored to be dating in June, when she was spotted wearing his jersey at the College World Series.

The baseball player later confirmed their relationship status in an interview with The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"It can be a pain in the butt sometimes, to be honest, in terms of actually going somewhere," he confessed. "If one of us went out in Baton Rouge [La.] by ourselves, there's probably gonna be someone there asking for something — picture, autograph, whatever."

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Skenes was the No. 1 overall pick of the MLB Draft, ending up with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and currently plays for their single-A team the Bradenton Marauders. The budding MLB star said that their shared ability to understand life in the spotlight has made them grow closer.

<p>Frazer Harrison/Getty ; Jay Biggerstaff/Getty</p> Olivia Dunne (L), Paul Skenes (R)

Frazer Harrison/Getty ; Jay Biggerstaff/Getty

Olivia Dunne (L), Paul Skenes (R)

"It's nice to be able to have that conversation. She does get it," he explained of Dunne. "I do wish she could come to a baseball game and just enjoy it. It does irk me. I don't have any control over it. She really doesn't either. I'm sure it'll get better as I go up levels, but that's something I want for her."

The two met through mutual friends, according to Skenes, who shared that his best friend at LSU was dating Dunne's roommate, fellow TikTok personality Elena Marenas, and it was "just a small-world type of thing."

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Being that Dunne has a large following on the social media platform, Skenes said he tries to stay away from social media as much as possible. "I wasn't on it during the season because it's toxic. When you see something positive about you or something negative, it doesn't matter," he said. "There's no substance to it. It can't help."

The athlete also shared that it is something Dunne prefers to avoid as well. "It's worse for her," he said, per the Gazette.

Alex Goodlett/Getty Olivia Dunne of LSU looks on after a PAC-12 meet against Utah at Jon M. Huntsman Center on January 06, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Alex Goodlett/Getty Olivia Dunne of LSU looks on after a PAC-12 meet against Utah at Jon M. Huntsman Center on January 06, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Skenes explained, "I've told her, 'People are gonna write about you. People are gonna write about me. If it rattles you, if it makes you upset, you gotta find a way to either not see it or not get upset over it.' In my mind, it's a lot easier to not see it than not get upset over it."

Related: Olivia Dunne Supports Rumored Boyfriend and MLB Prospect Paul Skenes at Minor League Game

Dunne is aware of her influence on social media and loves that her fans look to her for confidence. In an April interview with PEOPLE, Dunne said she tries to give her followers an inside-look at her life.

"It's doing what you love every single day," she said of her TikTok content. "So for me, that's gymnastics, that's spending time with my friends on the team, talking to my family every day and being a student and learning."

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