In 2022, Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee went on her social to address that she has been receiving hate comments after going public with the relationship with her boyfriend Jaylin Smith.
Now, fans are interested to learn more about their love story and what was her response. Along with that learn more about Jaylin Smith’s parents, height, and age. Scroll down this article to learn more about him.
Meet Jaylin Smith, Suni Lee Boyfriend
Olympic gold medalist and American artistic gymnast, Sunisa ‘Suni’ Lee received a lot of hate comments after going public with her boyfriend because of her interracial relationship. The first Hmong American Olympian in Team USA took to Instagram to post two photos of herself and her boyfriend Jaylin Smith on 27 December 2021.
They were congratulated for their relationship and fans and friends sent best wishes for the new couple. At the same time, she also received criticism from other Hmong Americans over the interracial relationship. She recently addressed the criticism in TikTok comments.
A TikTok user (@alixphom) posted a video giving thumbs up for the couple and wrote the caption, “I know that Sunisa will be judged by certain eyes in the Hmong Community because her man is Black. LOVE is LOVE, no matter what race or gender you are. Keep doing you, QUEEN.”
Suni responded to the post for the support and commented, “This makes me so happy. I’ve received so much hate. They support me when it’s beneficial for them never when it comes to my happiness.”
One month before, Suni detailed her experience as the victim of a racially charged attack during a night out with her friends — all of whom were of Asian descent — in Los Angeles. She said that a group of people yelled racist obscenities at her and told her to “get back to where they came from,” and that one of the accused offenders pepper-sprayed her.
Jaylin Smith Age
Jaylin Smith is 19 years old as of Jan 2022. He celebrates his birthday on 5 November.
Who Are Jaylin Smith Parents?
Jaylin Smith was born to his father James Smith. But, he is on Twitter and goes by the name (@GtownJames). As a proud father, most of his tweets and retweets are related to his son’s thriving football career. He had featured his father on 1 July 2020 post on his Twitter and wrote, “Pops got the Porsche coming”. It was the time when he committed to USC.
As for Jaylin’s mother, his Instagram posts suggest that she died a while before because of an unknown reason.
The very first post on his IG is about his mother that he captioned, “F O R E V E R ……” His friends and fans showed a lot of support and motivation to keep his heads up because she was watching over him. Again in October 2019, he went on his IG to wish his mom happy birthday, he wrote, “You forever live through me. I gotchu forever…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY”
Does Jaylin Smith Have Siblings?
One comment on Twitter suggested that Jaylin Smith might have a sister, but that is yet to be confirmed. He hasn’t posted much about his family members.
Jaylin Smith Football Career
Jaylin Smith attended Bishop Alemany High School. During his career in varsity football, he played as a defensive back. As a sophomore, he had 31 tackles (with a sack), 3 interceptions, 3 deflections, and 2 forced fumbles on defense, 12 receptions for 162 yards (13.5 avg) and a 9-yard rush on offense, and 3 kickoff returns for 110 yards (36.7 avg) with a TD and 4 punt returns for 37 yards (9.3 avg). Current Trojan Miller Moss also prepped at Alemany.
In the junior year 2019, Jaylin was All-CIF Division 3 when he had 60 tackles (4 for losses) and 2 interceptions (1 for a TD) on defense, caught 10 passes for 211 yards (21.1 avg) with 2 TD and ran for 159 yards on 14 carries (11.4 avg) with 2 TDs on offense and had 8 kickoff returns for 156 yards (19.5 avg) with a TD and a 40-yard punt return.
According to MaxPreps, Jaylin had 211 receiving yards, 159 rushing yards, and six total touchdowns in addition to making 29 tackles and intercepting two passes.
Furthermore, Jaylin made 2020 PrepStar All-American as a junior cornerback, wide receiver, and running back at Bishop Alemany High in Mission Hills (Calif.). 247 Sports stated that Jaylin was an undersized safety who has incredible instincts, toughness and is always around the ball. He isn’t afraid to come up in run support and is a very sure tackler.
Analyst Greg Biggins added further that he can break down and make plays in space and always plays hard with a lot of energy and emotion.
Jaylin was ranked the 11th four-star recruit in 247Sports’ rankings to commit to USC’s 2021 class, which is ranked atop the Pac-12 and No. 5 in the nation with 17 total players. Reports showed that he received offers from Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, Arizona State, and others but ended up committing to USC.
In addition, Jaylin grew up playing in the legendary Snoop Youth Football League, and in his Twitter commitment announcement, he praised Snoop Dogg (whom he referred to as “Coach Snoop”), as well as his high school coach, Casey Clausen, and family members.
Jaylin Smith Net Worth
Jaylin Smith should have a net worth under $150 thousand.
Where Is Jaylin Smith From?
Jaylin Smith hailed from Mission Cliffs, California.
How Tall Is Jaylin Smith?
Jaylin Smith stood tall to the height of 6 feet before 2022.
Is Jaylin Smith On Instagram?
Yes, Jaylin Smith is on Instagram and goes by the handle name (@jayliinn.1k) that has 46.7k followers and a verified account. His Twitter handle is (@jayliinn_1k).
Where Did Jaylin Smith Recieve His Education?
Jaylin Smith graduated high school from Bishop Alemany High School in 2021. He enrolled at the University of Sothern California.