Between winning her first Grand Slam at the 2023 U.S. Open, collaborating with New Balance on her signature tennis shoes, and being the highest paid female athlete of 2023, Coco Gauff is acing her professional life in the spotlight. But the 19-year-old also seems to have mastered keeping the details of her personal life on the down-low, including her relationship with her boyfriend.
After the tennis star won the US Open, Coco said in a post-match press conference that the night before her first go at a Grand Slam (at the 2022 French Open), she spent too much time envisioning coming out on top, with trophy in hand. Coco believed this distracted her and played a part in her losing the match.
To prevent her mind from going in the same direction a year later, the tennis pro shared that she called her boyfriend to distract her. "I told him, 'Let's talk until it's time to go to sleep,' so we spoke until 1:00 a.m. and then I went to sleep," she said. Coco explained that their conversation helped her "give it my all" when it came time for the match.
Based on what Coco has shared about her boyfriend, he seems like a super supportive partner. So, who exactly is Coco's boyfriend? Ahead, here's everything she's said about her relationship.
Coco talks about him in interviews.
In an interview with the Tennis Channel's Warm and Fuzzy series, Coco and host Michael Kosta were listening to live music, which they both seemed to enjoy. Michael asked her, "What does that type of harp music make you feel?" She responded that it "makes you feel like you want to be in love."
The host took the opportunity to ask about Coco's love life, which she said was "trending up," before laughing and adding, "God, I hope he doesn't see this."
She hasn’t revealed his name.
While Coco has mentioned him a few times, she hasn't disclosed the name of her boyfriend (yet).
He gave her an infinity necklace.
In a November interview, Coco told reporters that she was wearing an infinity necklace given to her by her boyfriend. "I'm sure a lot of relationships look up to that symbol [of infinity], so I'm not going to explain that," she explained, adding that he gave it to her after she won the US Open.
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) November 4, 2023
Coco went on to say that before her boyfriend gave her the infinity necklace, she was wearing a necklace with a locket on it during the US Open. "That meant nothing; it was just a necklace," she said. Coco replaced that necklace with the one from her boyfriend so she can "play with something that means something to me."
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