Jonathan Taylor Wife: Ayanna Chapman Bio, Career & More

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Jonathan Taylor, a talented American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL, married his wife Ayanna Chapman on March 16, 2023.

Taylor posted his wedding picture on his Instagram handle with a caption that read, “An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.” – Proverbs 31:10 💙“.

Jonathan Taylor and His Fiancé Ayanna Chapman
Jonathan Taylor and His Fiancé Ayanna Chapman (Source:

The couple had been dating since their high school days.

Ayanna balanced her athletics and academics while supporting Jonathan through the highs and lows of his collegiate and professional careers.

Taylor was a standout Wisconsin college athlete who finished his collegiate career as the NCAA’s No. 6 all-time leading rusher.

However, his partner Ayanna is equally fond of sports. She is an excellent midfielder for hockey and hopes to practice law someday.

Quick Facts 

Full Name Ayanna Chapman 
Known as Fiance of Jonathan Taylor 
Nickname Not Available 
Birth Date February 17, 1999
Birth Place Camden, New Jersey 
Age 25 Years Old
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American 
High School  Salem High School
University Ball State University 
Zodiac Sign  Aquarius 
Father’s Name Eddie Chapman 
Mother’s Name Lydia Chapman
Siblings Kewanee, Alycia, and Kayla
Birthday February 17 
Height Not Available 
Weight Not Available 
Body Measurement Unknown
Eye Color Brown 
Hair Color Black 
Marital Status Not Married 
Fiancee Jonathan Taylor 
Children None 
Profession Social Media Star 
Worked At Not Available 
Hobbies Traveling
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth Not Available 
Boyfriend’s Profession NFL Player
Social Media Instagram
Merch Of Jonathan Taylor Signed Jersey, Signed Mimi Helmet
Last Update May 2024

Jonathan Taylor & Ayanna Chapman’s Relationship 

Ayanna and Jonathan fell in love after meeting at Salem High.

The young pair attended a basketball game between their school’s team and the Penns Grove Red Devils for their first date.

Taylor announced his engagement to Chapman via Instagram in March 2022.

The 25 years old running back for the Indianapolis Colts uploaded pictures of himself and Chapman, including one from a candlelit dinner, to announce his engagement.

He also described the time he proposed to Chapman. In the picture, Taylor is bowed down, and two illuminated red hearts are visible behind him. Chapman, 25, is surprised and covers her mouth with her hand.

Jonathan Chapman Proposes To Chapman
Jonathan Chapman Proposes To Ayanna Chapman (Source: Instagram)

Taylor’s teammates, including linebacker Darius Leonard and cornerback Isaiah Rodgers, congratulated the high school sweethearts in the post’s comment section.

Ayanna and Taylor’s relationship seems “a forever type thing,” as Chapman puts it. 

And after a year of their engagement, they took their relationship to the next level, binding into holy matrimony on March 16, 2023.

Jonathan & Ayanna Chapman Often Feature On Each Other Instagram 

The couple has kept their romance quiet except for a few Instagram photos. Around the time their relationship took off in January 2014, Chapman started showing up on Taylor’s Instagram feed.

Since then, he has uploaded pictures of his girlfriend on special occasions like Valentine’s Day, birthdays, and anniversaries.

Around the end of January 2014, Chapman shared a selfie of the two of them while their relationship was just beginning.


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They continued their relationship further and, in May 2016, wore identical white outfits to the prom.

Although Ayanna occasionally shared pictures of herself attending Taylor’s games, her posts were primarily her own.

Ayanna and JT have a joint YouTube channel with a modest 4,800 subscribers.

The two only publish updates every few months, which is not very remarkable. When they do, the videos mainly feature Q&As, YouTuber challenges, and behind-the-scenes material.

Jonathan Taylor Wife | Early Life & Family 

On February 17, 1999, Ayanna was born in Camden, New Jersey, to Eddie and Lydia Chapman. She grew up with her three siblings, Kewanee, Alycia, and Kayla.

One of the few women employed by the Camden Fire Department, Lydia, is the first female captain in the organization’s 147-year existence.

On her husband’s insistence, she first joined the department while her girls were little. He frequently drove the young ladies to the station where Lydia worked.

Field hockey is a sport that Ayanna Chapman and her sister Kayla both enjoy. She participated in basketball and track at Salem High School while maintaining a GPA of 4.2 and a membership in the National Honor Society.

Eddie, Ayanna’s father, was a Marine who eventually worked as a police officer for the Delaware River Port Authority. He left his position in 2016.

Jonathan Taylor Father & Mother
Jonathan Taylor Father & Mother (Source: WISH-TV)

As for Taylor, he is one of five children to Jonathan James and his estranged partner Elizabeth Taylor. They were never married.

From 1982 to 1986, his father was a basketball player for San Francisco State.

Although the Colts player has kept his parents out of the public eye, he did share a picture of them before being picked.

Taylor was spotted with his mother and father, sporting a T-shirt that read “Family of Jonathan Taylor.”

Jonathan Taylor Wife | Professional Career 

Chapman hails from an athletic background, much like her significant other. She was a vital midfielder for the field hockey squad at Salem High School.

The Salem High School alumna, who graduated fourth in her class and was a member of the National Honors Society, then enrolled at Ball State University to pursue a political science degree.

Chapman completed her undergraduate studies at Muncie, Indiana, while Taylor established himself in Wisconsin. 

Ayanna Campman Posing
Ayanna Campman Posing (Source: Instagram)

Chapman started dating in high school and played field hockey for Ball State. She was redshirted during her freshman year of 2017 and was not included on the team’s roster in any of the campaigns.

According to the Ball State website, Chapman guided her high school field hockey team to a 12-2 record during her senior year.

She also contributed to the team’s Tri-County Conference championship.

Talkin about Taylor, he played football for Wisconsin and was selected by the Colts as the 41st overall choice in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Jonathan Taylor Wife | Net Worth 

Ayanna Chapman’s net worth is still under review. However, her boyfriend, Jonathan Taylor, has a massive net worth. 

Reliable sources like Marca estimate Jonathan Taylor’s net worth in 2024 to be $16 million.

Ayanna Chapman With Jonathan Taylor
Ayanna Chapman With Jonathan Taylor (Source: Bio Wikis)

Taylor was seen by the Colts as a significant draft acquisition even though he was chosen in the second round.

As a result, he consented to sign a hefty four-year contract worth $7.8 million, which also came with a $3.3 million signing bonus.

Taylor quickly transferred his college success into the NFL ranks after inking a lucrative deal.


Taylor is now having a successful NFL career, and if he keeps developing his game, his net worth will undoubtedly increase.

However, Taylor is already receiving endorsements off the field due to his success in football.

Toppers Pizza, regarded as one of the most extensive pre-draft marketing partnerships in NFL history, is one of his major endorsement partners.

Taylor signed a lifetime partnership agreement with the pizza company before being selected for the NFL, allowing him to own four locations in Madison.

Taylor has also signed endorsement deals with companies like Under Armour, UW Credit Union, Campbell’s Soup, American Family Insurance, Fanatics, and Panini with the help of his marketing firm, Everett Sports Marketing.

Additionally, he is affiliated with Bose, Comcast, Ascent Protein, and EA Sports.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Did Jonathan Taylor go to Harvard?

Taylor decided to play football for Wisconsin rather than attend Harvard to study astrophysics.

Nevertheless, in November 2016, Taylor visited Harvard three times before settling in Wisconsin.

How many years are left on Jonathan Taylor’s contract?

With an almost MVP on their hands, the Colts appear to be set for the future at the running back position.

Even still, Indianapolis ought to attempt to extend their ace tailback deal as soon as possible, even though Taylor has two years left.

Who is Jonathan Taylor’s handcuff?

Nyheim Hines, a Colt entering his fifth season, is Taylor’s backup in Indianapolis. 

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