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Who is Jonathan Taylor’s girlfriend and fiancée Ayanna Chapman?

Joshua Rogers March 9, 2022
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Fans want to know more about Jonathan Taylor’s girlfriend-turned-fiancée Ayanna Chapman after the Colts star recently proposed.

Jonathan Taylor is a running back for the Indianapolis Colts. He was selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 41st pick.

Taylor was a stand-out college player at Wisconsin, finishing his college career as the No. 6 all-time rusher in the NCAA. He is the first player in history to rush for more than 6,000 yards in any three-year span.

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Jonathan Taylor proposes to Ayanna Chapman

On Tuesday, 8 March, Jonathan Taylor revealed on Instagram he and girlfriend Ayanna Chapman had got engaged. “Together, we can do anything,” he wrote.

He shared the moment he popped the question and could be seen down on one knee with two red hearts lit up in the background.

More on Jonathan Taylor’s fiancée

Fans were understandably curious to know more about Jonathan Taylor’s fiancée.

Taylor’s fiancée is Ayanna Chapman, who he has been dating since his high-school days. Jonathan attended Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey, where he met Chapman when he was about 15 years old.

Ayanna is the daughter of Lydia and Eddie Chapman, and has three siblings – Kewanee, Alycia and Kayla.

Just like Taylor, Ayanna Chapman is fond of sports. At Salem High School she was a crucial midfielder in the school’s field hockey team. She was also a member of the National Honors Society and went on to be a political science student at Ball State.

Jonathan has mostly kept their relationship private but has uploaded the occasional picture of the couple together on Instagram. The 23-year-old running back uploaded one last year with the caption: “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Who are Jonathan Taylor’s parents?

Jonathan Taylor was born on 19 January 1999 to Elizabeth Taylor and Jonathan James. Not a great deal is known about them. However, his father played basketball for San Francisco State from 1982 to 1986.

The Colts star has kept his parents away from the spotlight but did share a photo of them ahead of getting drafted.

Taylor could be seen with his mother and father, with proud dad Jonathan wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: “Family of Jonathan Taylor.”

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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.