Who is Mackenzie McDonald's girlfriend? Meet Chanelle Van Nguyen

Amber Peake August 9, 2021
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As Mackenzie McDonald lost to Jannik Sinner at the Citi Open finals yesterday (Sunday, 8 August), fans are curious to know more about his life off the court. We explore the tennis player’s love life as some wonder about Mackenzie McDonald’s girlfriend Chanelle Van Nguyen.

Who is Mackenzie McDonald’s girlfriend?

Mackenzie McDonald is dating girlfriend Chanelle Van Nguyen, who is also a professional tennis player.

Having started playing the sport at the age six, Nguyen went on to continue her passion at the University Of California and has won an NCAA title.

The tennis pro is also well known on Instagram under the handle @chanellezie, where she often posts about her time on the court as well as cute snaps alongside McDonald.

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How long have they been together?

As per the couple’s Instagram, Mackenzie McDonald and Chanelle Van Nguyen have been together since about 2011, with their first posts together dating to 2012.

In October 2018, McDonald shared the couple’s seventh anniversary on Instagram, which would mean the couple are set to celebrate ten years together later this year.

Nguyen celebrated their latest anniversary with her 16,000 followers on Instagram in October 2020.

While sharing a sweet snap of the pair, she wrote: “Happy anniversary to my favourite person. Thanks for always being there for me and supporting me! I love you and can’t wait to keep creating more memories with you.”

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Mackenzie McDonald’s family life explored

The athlete and tennis star is the son of Michael and Vivian, and brother to older sister Dana.

McDonald has admitted his passion for tennis started while playing alongside his father Michael as a child.

In a Five Things To Know-style interview with ATP Tour, he explained: “I grew up playing tennis since the age of three. My dad got me involved in the start in Alameda at the Harbor Bay Club, and then I transferred over to the Claremont hotel Rosie Bareis.”

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.