Kenny Pickett was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers shortly after Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement. Little is known about Pickett, a quarterback from the University of Pittsburgh. But there’s one subject he’s always been vocal about—his love for Amy Paternoster.
Having the label as “Kenny Pickett’s girlfriend” certainly helped Paternoster gain popularity. As of 2022, she has 26.5k Instagram followers. Now that the couple has announced their engagement, the public can expect to see a lot more of her.
But there is a lot more to her than her high-profile relationship.
So who exactly is Amy Paternoster? In this article, we’ll find out more about the future Mrs. Pickett.
Who Is Amy Paternoster?
Born in Wall, New Jersey on February 14, 2000, Amy Paternoster’s age is 22 years old as of 2022. Her legal name is Amelia Paternoster.
Her father is James Paternoster and her mother is Barbara Paternoster.
She’s 5’3″ which makes her roughly a foot shorter than her football-playing fiancé.
Kenny Pickett’s Girlfriend Is An Athlete Too
Amy Paternoster has been a soccer player throughout her life. She was a star athlete at Wall High School. She was also named high school girls soccer Gatorade New Jersey State player of the year in 2017.
Paternoster was eventually accepted to the Ivy League school of Princeton, where she played forward for the Princeton Tigers women’s soccer team. Her team won the 2018 Ivy League Championship.
2021 marked her last season as a Tiger, and the end of her career playing soccer. She took to Instagram to thank God, her coaches, and her community. “Aaanndd that’s a wrap,” she said, “I owe this sport everything!”
She was also awarded 2021 Academic All-Ivy for the season in which she had 3 goals and 5 assists.
In addition to her success as a soccer athlete, girlfriend Amy Paternoster also has an F-Level license in soccer coaching.
She Is Smart
After enrolling in an Ivy League education at Princeton, Amy Paternoster focused heavily on her future.
According to reports, she attended the London School of Economics during the summer of 2019.
While at Princeton, she majored in economics. She accepted an apprenticeship position as an analyst in investment banking for Goldman Sachs.
It’s also been reported that she was a private equity analyst at Ardian.
Kenny Pickett’s Girlfriend Practices Her Faith
Amy Paternoster is very open about her Christian faith, often thanking God in her social media posts.
She often quotes scripture in her Instagram posts as well. She did so after Kenny Pickett proposed to her.
Amy Paternoster Is Actually Quite Funny
Amy Paternoster isn’t just smart and talented. She has a sense of humor too.
When Kenny Pickett sparked controversy during scouting because his hands increased in size, she was quick to defend him (and poke fun at him too). In a post shared by amy, she showed a photo of herself holding her phone out towards him with a caption that read, “look at this funny Tweet about your hands.”
He responded by saying, “always keeping me updated.”
The Kenny Pickett Girlfriend Turned Fiancé
While it is unclear exactly when Amy Paternoster started dating quarterback Kenny Pickett, it’s believed it was sometime in late 2020 or early 2021.
The couple went viral with their relationship on Instagram in April of 2021. Since then, they seem to be inseparable. She regularly shares photos and stories of the two of them on her Instagram account.
Kenny Pickett and Amy Paternoster Engagement
In January of 2022, Amy Paternoster announced that she and Kenny Pickett were engaged on her Instagram account.
She shared a series of photos of the engagement as well as photos of her stunning engagement ring.
Kenny Pickett posted, “Got tired of calling you my girlfriend…here’s to a lifetime with the person I cherish more than anything in the world. You make me a better person and I could not imagine life without you. I love you more forever and always!!”
The couple also shared a series of well wishes and photos of family and friends who celebrated their engagement with them.
The couple is to be married on June 24th, 2023.
Kenny Pickett’s Future Wife and Cheerleader
When she’s not hard at work as a financial analyst or indulging in her love of soccer, Kenny Pickett’s fiancée Amy Paternoster can be found cheering on her soon to be husband.
Shortly after their engagement, Kenny Pickett attended the NFL Scouting Combine. Amy Paternoster watched and said he was absolutely killing it, and looked great too.
Kenny Pickett’s girlfriend has dedicated a highlight section of her Instagram account to her future husband, and another to the Steelers. She regularly posts about watching his games or helping him prepare.
Amy was also with her fiancé when he was selected by the Steelers at the 2022 NFL draft and gushed about him afterward.
“There is nobody more deserving of this! I can’t wait to see all of the amazing things you have yet to accomplish. Let’s go home!!!”
The Future Is Bright for Kenny Pickett and Amy Paternoster
So what does the future hold for this happy couple, and for Amy Paternoster?
Her hard work at Princeton has paid off. Although she could have continued with her soccer career, Amy Paternoster has chosen to focus on a career in economics.
With Kenny Pickett getting drafted to the NFL, the future for this dynamic duo looks bright. He was named the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback over Mitch Trubisky.
Will there be little Kenny Pickett kids one day? Time will tell. For the time being, this couple seems focused on the success of the Pittsburgh Steelers and plans for their 2023 wedding!
The Real Amy Paternoster
Amy Paternoster is so much more than the Kenny Pickett girlfriend-turned-fiancée that everyone makes her out to be.
She is a successful athlete, a beloved friend, an aspiring financial expert, and a social media influencer.
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