Jonathan Taylor’s Happily Married Life with Wife Ayanna Chapman

By CarolPublished on: January 31, 2024 Updated on: February 1, 2024
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Jonathan Taylor, the football running back for the Indianapolis Colts, is working hard to become a star NFL athlete. Lucky for him, he has his lovely wife to cheer him along the way. Taylor and his spouse, Ayanna Ly Chapman have been together for a long time.

Want to know more details about their relationship? Dig into the article below for all the information!

Jonathan Taylor and His Wife Ayanna Got Married In March 2023

The high school sweethearts tied the knot on 8th March 2023. As far as we know, the running back and his then-girlfriend had an intimate wedding ceremony. The photos from the day were posted on Taylor’s Instagram eight days later. He accompanied the post with a verse from the Bible; he wrote, “‘An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.’ – Proverbs 31:10

The NFL running back, Jonathan Taylor and his life partner, Ayanna Chapman
Mr. & Mrs. Taylor

His wife, on the other hand, posted a photo of the two of them with the caption, “Mr. & Mrs. Taylor”. To this very day, she continues to post pictures from her wedding day – talk about obsession!


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Keeping all the wedding talk aside, the pair got engaged a year earlier, in 2022. The NFL athlete announced the news to his fans on March 8. He posted a couple of pictures from the night. Jonathan went down on one knee in front of two little heart-shaped lights and popped the big question. With a blue heart, he wrote in the caption, “Together, we can do anything.

Jonathan Taylor & Ayanna Chapman Are Lovers Since High School

The Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey is a special place for the couple. As a bunch of 15-year-olds, they met in the very same school. Initially, what was thought to be friendship turned out to be a lifetime bliss.

Indianapolis Colts running back, Jonathan Taylor and his high school lover, Ayanna Ly
The couple when young – Taylor met his wife while he was in high school

Based on a Q&A video posted on the pair’s YouTube channel, they encountered each other for the first time at a fall sports banquet. They hit it off immediately and they went on their first official date to a basketball match between their school and Penns Grove High School.

They were a popular duo back in the day.  Jonathan and his wife went to the prom together and were named “Prom Prince” and “Prom Princess”, respectively. Thus, their relationship flourished!

The Couple Began Posting Their Photos In 2014

Since January 2014, Ayanna has been the highlight of her partner’s social media – typically, his Instagram. Time and again, he keeps posting photos of his gorgeous lover, showcasing the love they have for one another. And, she’s no less – she also shares sweet snippets of her relationship online.


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You could also say that the love birds have been very vocal about their intentions for each other since the very beginning. That is the foundation of a healthy, loving relationship.

Ayanna Is A Month Younger Than Her Hubby; Her Age, Family, Early Life

Born on 17th February 1999, to Lydia Chapman and Eddie Chapman, Ayanna Ly Chapman is a native of Camden, New Jersey. She grew up in an impressive household with three other sisters; Kewanee Chapman, Alycia Chapman, and Kayla Chapman. One of her sisters, Kayla, shares her interest in field hockey with Chapman.

New Jersey native, Taylor's wife used to play field hockey
The all-rounding wife of Jonathan Taylor

Her father, Eddie previously served in the Marines. Later on, he joined the police force. Similarly, Lydia, her mom, works in the Camden Fire Department as a trailblazer. Interestingly enough, she is the first female captain in her department’s 147-year history.

She Used To Be A Well-Accomplished Athlete

Jonathan’s life partner was an all-rounding athlete. While in high school, she was on the track team, played basketball, and led their hockey team.

According to the sources, she graduated with an outstanding 4.3 GPA, all while excelling in each team she served. During her senior year, she led her school team to a 12-12 record and a 10-0 in conference play. Additionally, she helped them win the Tri-County Conference title. Not only this, but Ayanna also served as a member of the National Honor Society as a teenager.

Later on, she went on to pursue her higher studies at Ball State University. There, she redshirted her freshmen year but wasn’t listed on the roaster in the following seasons. Finally, she made her appearance in the Puerto Rico national team as a defender in 2017.

Taylor And Chapman Showcase Their Journey Through Their YouTube Channel

The once-accomplished sportswoman is now a content creator/YouTuber. At present, she and her hubby run a channel, Ayanna Ly & Jay T, showcasing their incredible journey together. Although they don’t update frequently, the husband and wife post entertaining content; that includes fun Q&A, challenges, and behind-the-scenes footage.