Brianna Chickenfry Boyfriend: Is She Dating Zach Bryan?

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There has been a lot of attention surrounding the Barstool Sports host Brianna Chickenfry due to ongoing rumors about her possible romantic involvement with American singer-songwriter Zach Bryan.

Finally, she responded to the romance gossip and confirmed that she had been seeing the singer and hanging out with him for a while now.

Brianna LaPaglia, also famous as Brianna Chickenfry, was born on June 17, 1999, in Rockland, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. LaPaglia is one of the most loved TikTok content creators, with 2 million followers.

Brianna Chickenfry Posing For A Photo
Brianna Chickenfry Posing For A Photo (Source: Instagram)

Initially, Brianna Chickenfry started creating TikTok videos during her free time. Eventually, her content earned popularity among online viewers.

Completing her elementary school with her brothers, the TikTok star continued her studies at Rockland High School. Later, she pursued a degree in Public Health at Baldwin Wallace University.

However, the self-claimed “CEO of hangovers” dropped out of college in order to focus on her TikTok career.

Moreover, Chickenfry was also hired as an intern at Barstool, a digital media company that focuses on sports and pop culture.

After that, Chickenfry was hired as a fill-in employee. Furthermore, she now runs her own podcast, “PlanBri Uncut,” with Barstool Sports.

Brianna’s Relationship With Boyfriend Zach Bryan

Brianna Chickenfry is currently dating her boyfriend, Zach Bryan. As there were ongoing rumors of their relationship, the TikTok influencer confirmed that they were hanging out together through an episode of her podcast PlanBri Uncut.

The Barstool Sports host revealed that she had her eyes set on her current boyfriend after he broke up with his ex-girlfriend, Deb Peifer, in May. According to Brianna, they first met at the 2023 ACM Awards in Dallas in May.

Brianna Chickenfry With Her Boyfriend Zach
Brianna Chickenfry With Her Boyfriend Zach (Source: Twitter)

She disclosed that she could not stop smiling after clicking the picture together on the red carpet. Though Brianna responded to the rumors on the show, Zach Bryan is yet to comment on their alleged love affair.

Sharing more detail about their relationship, she even stated, “We’re just hanging out, having fun, and that’s where I’ve been, that’s what I’ve been doing, and that’s what I’m going to be doing for a little bit. We’ll see where it goes, and I’m happy.” 

Brianna Chickenfry Boyfriend, Zach Bryan

Zachary Lane Bryan, aka Zach, was born on April 2, 1996, in Oklahoma. His major label debut album, American Heartbreak, debuted at number five on the Billboard 200.

Zach Bryan In The Concert
Zach Bryan In The Concert (Source: Twitter)

In 2017, the singer began posting his music to YouTube with the help of his friends, who used Zachery’s iPhone to capture him performing. His song “Heading South” went viral and eventually gained huge popularity.

A couple of years later, he released his debut album, DeAnn, on August 24, 2019, as a tribute to his late mother.

Likewise, Bryan made his Grand Ole Opry debut on April 10, 2021. The Grammy-nominated singer has signed a global publishing contract with a record label, Warner Records.

In October of the same year, Bryan disclosed that he had been honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after serving for eight years. This allowed him to pursue a music career, coinciding with his upcoming national “Ain’t For Tamin’ Tour” in the fall of 2021.

Brianna Chickenfry’s Previous Relationship

Brianna Chickenfry was in a relationship with Medina, Ohio, native Nik Pelligrino.

Nik was a former football player who was in the position of linebacker on the Notre Dame Falcons team through his sophomore, junior, and senior years.

The couple started to date in early 2018. The ex-lovers used to share lots of photos together, sharing their feelings on Instagram.

Additionally, Brianna also uploaded a picture on January 1, 2021, the day of their two-year anniversary.

In her post, she mentioned, “Two years with my best friend. I love you, baby.” Moreover, the pair never missed wishing each other a happy birthday.

However, for some reason, this couple broke up and moved on to their new lives.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati

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