Olivia Dunne poses for a photo with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal and MLB prospect friend Paul Skenes at Fred’s Bar near the LSU campus
- Olivia Dunne and Paul Skenes met Shaquille O’Neal at Fred’s Bar near LSU on Friday
- The NBA legend attended the same college as the famous young couple
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Olivia Dunne enjoyed a rare moment Friday night where she wasn’t the most famous face on the LSU campus — with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal joining her and her boyfriend Paul Skenes at the legendary Fred’s College Bar.
The famous trio posed for a photo at the LSU stack, with the basketball legend wearing a cardigan as he wrapped his arms around the loved-up young couple.
Shaq is – of course – perhaps Louisiana State University’s most famous export. He played for the Tigers from 1989 to 1992 before going on to a legendary career in the NBA, where he won four rings.
However, he was back in town this week and was photographed earlier on Friday in a suit and boots at a luncheon alongside Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.
However, it seemed that a few hours later he let his hair down and took off the shirt and tie to join the students at Fred’s Bar.
Olivia Dunne (right) poses for a photo with her boyfriend Paul Skenes (L) and Shaquille O’Neal
Dunne and Skenes became official earlier this year and now even have a dog together
Dunne posted a series of photos of herself in her Game of Thrones costume for Halloween
In the snap with Livvy Dunne and Skenes, both students are wearing VIP passes – which certainly reflects their fame on campus as they continue to make headlines across America.
Dunne and Skenes, a major baseball prospect who was the first overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, went official earlier this year and have been spotted together at LSU football games.
Last month, they were seen holding hands as they celebrated the team’s victory against Auburn on Oct. 15. And they’ve even had a dog together since then, with Dunne even setting up an Instagram for her puppy, named Roux.
Rumors of the pair being an item swirled, but speculation increased when Dunne was spotted making his debut for the Bradenton Marauders in August.
Dunne’s stardom has become so intense that her fans have begun waiting outside gatherings
Shaq is no stranger to fame, as he graduated from LSU and won four NBA titles
Speaking to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he opened up about their relationship, saying, “It’s definitely fun. It can be tricky sometimes, to be honest, when it comes to actually going somewhere.
“If one of us were to go to Baton Rouge alone, there would probably be someone there asking for something: a photo, an autograph, whatever.
‘It’s nice to be able to have that conversation. She gets it. I wish she could come to a baseball game and just enjoy it. It irritates me.
‘I have no control over it. She really doesn’t either. I’m sure it will get better as I move up, but that’s something I want for her.”