Jaelynn Blakey is the ex-girlfriend of Aaron Donald, an American football defensive tackler who is widely regarded as one of the greatest defensive players of all time. It was Blakey’s relationship with Donald that catapulted her into the limelight.
If we are being frank, we would probably not know who Jaelynn Blakey is today. Fame can come in different forms, but for Blakey, it came via her relationship.
So, if Jaelynn Blakey isn’t Donald’s girlfriend anymore, where is she now? This is one of the questions we will be answering as well as exploring other facets of Jaelynn Blakey’s life.
So, Who is Jaelynn Blakey?
Blakey is the former girlfriend of Aaron Donald. A defensive football player for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Blakey was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to a highly religious family. It is not clear how her childhood went, as she has refrained from talking about it in recent days.
As a religious person, you’d expect that she is an ardent follower of Christianity. We do not know so much about her parents save that they were Christians and quite religious.
Blakey had her education at Penn High School and graduated in 2010. Well, she and her ex-boyfriend actually met in high school and they just clicked.
They would grow to love each other and even had kids together but that wasn’t enough to sustain the relationship to now.
Who is Aaron Donald?
Aaron Donald was born in Pittsburgh on May 23, 1991, to a working-class family. His father, Archie is whom Donald credits his early days at the workout to. He played football at his local high school, Penn Hills High School.
Ron Graham was the head coach who took a special interest in him. He was not only passionate about the sport at a young age, but he was also talented. He was chosen first-team All-State Class AAAA in each of his final two seasons.
Donald’s football coach always had praises for his hard work and dedication which has seen him rise to the top. In one of his interviews, he mentioned how humble and gladiator-like Donald was.
He said to the Tribune Review, “He worked out in the mornings with his father lifting weights. Then he would do our conditioning, and then he would go to training afterwards. You could see he had a work ethic. He’s a nice, humble guy, but on the field, he was a real quality gladiator. You could see the drive and the part of him that was no quit.”
Early Career of Aaron Donald
Aaron Donald and his elder brother, Archie Jr actually started together, but he didn’t have a successful career like his younger brother. He was a linebacker at Toledo and was an undrafted free agent until he finally retired in 2012 after having less luck, unlike his brother.
After high school, he proceeded to college where he continued to play football. He played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive end in his rookie days. In his senior year, he was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year after posting a career-best of 11 sacks, 59 tackles, four forced fumbles.
Donald would go on to win multiple awards in his professional career, including Pro Bowl Selection (7×), NFL 2010s All-Decade Team, Pro Football Writers Association NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2017, 2018), NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2014) among a plethora of awards.
How Did Jaelynn Blakey Meet Aaron Donald?
The duo knew each other from high school and developed a romantic relationship. It was at the initial stage of Donald’s career and this stage, is usually the most emotional for any athlete to handle relationships.
They dated for so many years, but they didn’t get to marry for reasons best known to them. To date, neither of the former lovers has revealed the cause of the breakup.
It was a relationship that had fans excited, especially since Donald was a superstar already. But they split in the long run, hopefully for the better of both.
Is Jaelynn Blakey Dating Anyone Now?
Well, it looks like Blakey hasn’t healed from her last relationship with Aaron Donald. Why? There has not been any indication that she has a new man from her posts on social media. While she and her former lover are on good terms, Donald on the other hand has moved on from the failed relationship.
Jaelynn Blakey Had Two Kids with Her Ex-lover
In their years of relationship, the couple had two kids. The first child Jaeda was born in April 2013 while the son, Aaron Jnr. was born on April 6, 2016.
After the breakup, there needed to be a consensus on how the kids were going to share living with them. They both agreed that the kids stayed with their father while Jaelynn had access to them when she wanted.
Jaelynn Blakey’s Ex-boyfriend Has a New Woman
The relationship ended in 2019 and reports say Aaron Donald has moved on to a new girl. He is allegedly dating Louisiana State graduate Erica Sherman. There is no information on how the two met or when they started dating.
Reports also confirm that the two are currently in a serious relationship and are engaged already. In a 2020 vlog Donald posted on his YouTube page, he stated that Erica was his fiancée.
Is Jaelynn Blakey on Social Media
The only social media platform you will find Blakey on is Facebook. She is not a big social media user. She is quite vocal about Mark Zuckerberg’s app and is content with just Facebook as a social media space.
After the breakup with Aaron Donald, Jaelynn Blakey has retired into her shell and not one single person can pinpoint what she is doing at the moment.
Apart from having conversations on Facebook where she is quite active, that is all about her that the internet can produce. We hope she has a good life as she has started another phase of her life.