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Who is Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett's stunning girlfriend, Amy Paternoster?

Joshua Rogers March 3, 2022
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Pittsburgh Panthers star Kenny Pickett is just one of the quarterbacks heading into the 2022 NFL Draft, and the Heisman Trophy finalist has big expectations on his shoulders. But who is Kenny Pickett’s stunning girlfriend, Amy Paternoster?

The quarterback led the Panthers to an 11-2 finish and an ACC title this year, and finished third in the voting for the Heisman Trophy. However, he recently sat out the 2021 Peach Bowl as he prepares for next year’s NFL draft.

Pickett finished the 2021 season with the fifth-most passing yards, throwing for 4,319 yards, while recording 42 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.

Off the field, he has a great life too, so let’s explore Kenny Pickett’s relationship with girlfriend Amy Paternoster.

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Meet Kenny Pickett’s stunning girlfriend, Amy Paternoster

Kenny Pickett’s girlfriend is Amy Paternoster, whom he has only been dating since April 2021. Amy is a soccer player for the Princeton Tigers, and played in 16 games during the 2021 season, scoring three goals and five assists as a forward/midfielder.

Amy is the daughter of James Paternoster and Barbara Paternoster and originally comes from Wall, N.J. She is majoring in Economics and served as a summer analyst with Goldman Sachs investment banking during the summer of 2021. She also worked with Ardian Private Equity during the summer of 2020, and studied at the London School of Economics in the summer of 2019.

Amy Paternoster is very active on Instagram where she has over 5400 followers. She often shares pictures with boyfriend Kenny Pickett and the couple appear to be very loved up.

They got engaged earlier this year

In January 2022, Kenny announced his engagement to fiance Amy Paternoster.

“Got tired of calling you my girlfriend…here’s to a lifetime with the person I cherish more than anything in the world. You make me a better person and I could not imagine life without you. I love you more forever and always!!” Pickett wrote on Instagram.

Kenny’s previous relationships explored

Kenny Pickett was previously in a relationship with Ellie Martel after meeting at Ocean Township High School in Oakhurst, New Jersey. Ellie was born in N.J. around the West Allenhurst region, and now lives by the Duquesne area, pursuing her nursing major at Duquesne University School of Nursing.

The couple reportedly dated for around five years, however, it is not known when they split up. Ellie Martel can be found on Instagram @elliemartel.

More on Kenny Pickett’s parents, Ken and Kasey

Pickett was born in New Jersey on 6 June 1998, to parents are Ken and Kasey Pickett. Ken was a linebacker for Shippensburg University in the late 1980s, and early 1990s, and was named a member of the All-America Second Team in his senior year.

Pickett’s mother Kasey was also a sportswoman in her college days. She played soccer at Kutzdown University, with Kenny himself also dabbling in the game in his youth.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.