Puka Nacua rose to stardom in the 2023 NFL season, with his girlfriend, Hallie Aiono, fervently supporting him from the sidelines.
The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver and Aiono, who have been dating since at least 2021, often share glimpses of their relationship on social media.
The couple attended a Los Angeles Lakers game together in January 2024, showcasing their bond. When Nacua scored his first NFL touchdown, Aiono posted a viral TikTok capturing her emotional reaction, shedding tears of joy as she witnessed the milestone on TV.
Aiono, hailing from Arizona with a Polynesian background, has three siblings, including her famous brother, singer Alex Aiono via The Salt Lake Tribune. Their Polynesian roots trace back to their dad’s Samoan heritage. Aiono’s close relationship with Alex is evident on social media, with videos of them singing together and matching tattoos of the letter A on their wrists.
Professionally, Aiono has diverse experiences, starting as a paraprofessional at Lauren’s Institute For Education, working with special needs children via LinkedIn. She transitioned to a dental assistant role and later became a content creator for NewNew, a platform where she made videos based on dares.
Despite maintaining privacy about their relationship early on, Nacua and Aiono occasionally offer glimpses of their romance on social media. Aiono frequently shares moments from Nacua’s games, posting pictures from the stands and even capturing a sweet moment where he runs up to her for a quick kiss on the sidelines.
Aiono’s football knowledge expanded as Nacua’s career blossomed in the NFL. In January 2024, she excitedly tracked his progress, celebrating his achievement in breaking the rookie record for receiving yards and receptions. Aiono posted TikTok videos expressing her anticipation and later showcased her heartfelt congratulations with decorations and a steak dinner.
In October 2023, when Nacua scored his first NFL touchdown, Aiono’s emotional reaction was captured on TikTok, capturing the genuine joy and pride she felt for her boyfriend. The NFL even reposted the heartwarming moment on their Instagram, acknowledging Aiono’s support and the special bond between the couple.