Gymnast and Olympic champion Sunisa “Suni” Lee has made the news this week as she addressed hate she had received over her relationship with boyfriend Jaylin Smith.

As their relationship is trends online, some fans are now curious to know who Jaylin Smith is. Let’s take a look…

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Who is Jaylin Smith?

While Suni Lee rose to fame for competing as part of the Tokyo summer Olympic games, her boyfriend Jaylin Smith is also an athlete and plays as part of the USC Trojans.

Smith is currently in his freshman year, having enrolled at the University of Southern California in July 2021.

Some may recognise him for his feature on the Snoop Dogg docu-series, Coach Snoop, which followed the rapper and his Snoop Youth Football League.

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How long have Jaylin Smith and Suni Lee been together?

Suni Lee and Jaylin Smith were seen to go public with their relationship on social media over the Christmas holidays.

Smith was first to share a snap of the two on 26 December on Instagram as he included the picture at the end of a series of outfit shots. Lee followed up the post the next day as she posted a couple more snaps to her 1.6 million Instagram followers as they wore matching jumpers:

Taking to TikTok, Lee went on to share a sweet behind the scene video of the live pictures:

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Olympian prefers to keep things low key

While Suni Lee spoke out on her relationship with boyfriend Jaylin Smith this week, she has previously opened up on the pressures she has felt with her sudden fame following her gold win at the summer Tokyo Olympics.

Talking to Pop Sugar, she explained: “I’m only 18, living in LA, and I have all of these expectations on me. On top of that, I put a lot of pressure on myself, so it’s kind of scary.”

In a more recent interview with the Star Tribune, Lee also admitted the added pressures have also caused her to be cautious of saying the wrong things as well as facing backlash on social media.

Despite the young star’s worries, she has become a well-known name in the world of gymnastics and last month was named as Sports Illustrated’s 2021 female athlete of the year:

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