Ayanna Chapman is an online content creator and hockey player popularly known as the wife of Football running back Jonathan Taylor. She has been in a relationship with the American football player since high school and is now married to him. Although Jonathan is quite famous due to his career as a football player, his wife, Ayanna Chapman, chooses to stay out of the spotlight.
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She shared a similar passion for sports with her now-husband during high school. They met at a sports banquet and their first date was at a basketball match.
|Date of Birth
|February 22, 1999
|25 years old
|Camden, New Jersey
|Lydia Chapman, Eddie Chapman
|Kewanee, Alycia, Kayla
|Salem High School, Salem, New Jersey
|Ball State University
Ayanna Chapman Biography
Ayanna Chapman was born to her parents, Lydia Chapman and Eddie Chapman, on February 22, 1999, in Camden, New Jersey. She has three siblings: Kewanee, Alycia, and Kayla. She attended Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey, where she played in the high school’s field hockey team as a Back/Midfielder.
She played under head coach Donna O’Leary and contributed significantly to the team’s success. In her senior year, the team achieved an impressive 12-2 record, remaining undefeated with a 10-0 score in conference competition. Their exemplary performance earned them the Tri-County Conference title. She also participated in basketball and track during her time at Salem High School.
Ayanna was good in sports as she was good in her academics. She was a member of the National Honors Society and notably graduated fourth in her class. After her commendable high school period, she continued her academic journey at Ball State University, where she pursued a degree in political science.
Ayanna Chapman Relationship
It’s not often that high school sweethearts stay together and ultimately become a married couple, but Jonathan and Ayanna prove to be the exception.
Jonathan Taylor and Ayanna Chapman have been lovers since their teenage. In a Q&A video, Ayanna revealed that she lived 15 minutes away from Jonathan during their teenage years. They first met in 2015 at a fall sports banquet in high school when they were both around 16 years old. They were both students at Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey, and shared a passion for basketball.
Their bond grew stronger, and they later went on their first date at a local basketball match. The game was between their school’s team, Salem Rams, and the Penns Grove Red Devils.
Jonathan proposed to Ayanna on March 8, 2022, and she accepted. They have been together since high school when they were 16. They got married a year later, on March 15, 2023.
Ayanna Chapman Career
Ayanna maintains a joint YouTube account, Ayanna Ly & Jay T, with her husband. The couple share Q&As, YouTuber challenges, and behind-the-scenes footage, Below is one of their videos.
Aside from her content creation, Ayanna is hockey player. She plays for Puerto Rico national team as a defender flying number 16. She joined the team in 2017 and has played with them during CAC Qualifier, Kingston, Jamaica in 2017 and also during Hockey Series Open Round 1, Salamanca, Mexico in 2018.
Ayanna Chapman Husband
Ayanna Chapman’s husband, Jonathan Taylor, born on January 19, 1999, is a celebrated American football running back who plays for the Indianapolis Colts in the National Football League (NFL). His journey in football began at Salem High School, where he made a name for himself by setting a record for rushing yards in the state of New Jersey.
Taylor then played college football at Wisconsin while Ayanna went to Ball State University. He cemented his place in history as the first player to rush for over 6,000 yards in three years, culminating in him being ranked sixth in all-time rushers in the NCAA. His remarkable performance caught the attention of many, placing him in the top ten of Heisman Trophy voting three times.
In 2018 and 2019, Taylor was honored with the Doak Walker Award for two consecutive years, recognizing him as the top running back in college football. Additionally, he was named a unanimous first-team All-American in both years.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, Taylor was selected in the second round with the 41st pick by the Indianapolis Colts. His exemplary performance continued into his professional career.
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In the 2021 season, he led the NFL in both rushing yards and touchdowns, earning him a spot as a unanimous All-Pro and Pro Bowler.