Barstool Sports activities’ Brianna LaPaglia responded to rumors she’s relationship singer-songwriter Zach Bryan — however she’s nonetheless enjoying coy about their standing.
“I began hanging out with a man named Zach, what, three weeks in the past?” the 24-year-old (recognized on-line as Brianna Chickenfry) revealed on the Thursday, July 27, episode of her “PlanBri Uncut” podcast. “It’s enjoyable, it’s informal, and yeah, I simply needed to deal with it as a result of the entire web is freaking the f—okay out and individuals are doing s—t. And yeah, that’s actually it. Simply hanging out, having some enjoyable.”
LaPaglia and Bryan, 27, first sparked relationship rumors after they had been noticed collectively in a TikTok video with a bunch of mates. They added gas to the fireplace in June when LaPaglia joined Bryan on stage at Forest Hills Stadium in New York Metropolis for a efficiency of “Revival” throughout his Burn Burn Burn American Tour.
LaPaglia went on to name the web dialog surrounding her love life “loopy,” telling her podcast cohost, Grace O’Malley, “For some motive, I believed I used to be by no means gonna should say it. I believed it was gonna be, like, the one factor from the web that I might hold a secret.”
She continued: “It simply sucks with the web how they speculate and s—t with timelines and stuff. And yeah, it’s simply silly, so I figured I’d simply say it earlier than the entire web will get to say who I’m and what I’m doing.”
For now, LaPaglia mentioned she’s “pleased” about her reference to Bryan and is worked up to see “the place it goes.” She famous: “I’ve the folks in my life that I care about. They know what I’m doing. They know the timeline of issues. Why ought to I even care in regards to the folks on the web that simply make s—t up? It’s simply silly.”
Although she didn’t specify when the pair’s relationship started, they crossed paths earlier this 12 months on the 2023 ACM Awards. LaPaglia titled a Could 22 YouTube vlog “Assembly Zach Bryan on the American Nation Music Awards.”
Along with together with a “Zach Bryan depend” for each time she talked about his identify within the video, LaPaglia shared footage of herself freaking out after assembly Bryan on the crimson carpet.
“I’m sitting there, like, ‘I don’t know easy methods to speak to you until I’m flirting. I wish to respect your boundaries, sir. Can we please have an image?’” she recalled of their interplay. “[He’s] the nicest man I’ve ever met in my complete life. … We met Zach Bryan and we haven’t stopped smiling.”
In a clip teasing Thursday’s podcast, followers had been fast to note that LaPaglia was sporting a black and white baseball cap much like one Bryan has worn in a number of latest Instagram posts.
Bryan, for his half, has in a roundabout way addressed the hypothesis. He was beforehand married to Rose Madden from 2020 to 2021, later sparking a romance with now-ex Debra Peifer. Bryan introduced weeks after the 2023 ACMs that he and Peifer had referred to as it quits.
“For transparency and with respect I’m letting everybody know Debra and me went our separate methods a couple of week and a half in the past,” he tweeted on Could 31. “Issues are mutual between us, we’re leaving with a lot [of] recollections and good occasions. I urge a lot that everybody respects her and my privateness via a tough time.”