In the midst of Ben Shelton attention-grabbing recent magazine photo shoot, Coco Gauff teases him with the word “Barbie”
Ben Shelton caught people’s attention in photos from his most recent photoshoot, and Coco Gauff made fun of him for (in a positive way) his newfound affinity for pink.
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Shelton is the man of the moment as a result of his performance in the 2023 US Open semifinals. The young American who was featured in the most recent issue of GQ Hype gloried in the praise. He was captured in a variety of natural stances. The tennis world and Coco Gauff both took notice of a pink rib knit polo jumper.
Ben Shelton has been sporting pink quite a bit lately. Notably, the 20-year-old’s US Open attire was inspired by the colour. In light of the newly released film “Barbie,” which Shelton hasn’t seen, he had playfully urged fans to hold off on making any ‘Barbie’ comments while presenting the performance. He commented at that time:
New look. Better not see no barbie comments.”
Coco Gauff, however, was unable to restrain herself after his most recent GQ photo session. She made fun of her fellow countryman for adhering to the plot of the film. In a comment on Instagram, the 19-year-old made a joke:
Sureeee wearing a lot of pink lately for someone who refuses to watch Barbie.”
“She messes with me sometimes.”
Ben Shelton and Coco Gauff have frequently discussed their off-court connection in public. Shelton talked about his connection to his compatriot in a recent interview with GQ. The 20-year-old admitted that the US Open champion frequently makes fun of him for being a tyrant on the tour.
So she messes with me sometimes,” he said. “She’ll be like, ‘Hey, what’s up, rookie? How’s the year going so far?”
Gauff has competed on the professional circuit for more than four years despite being only 19 years old. Shelton, though, has only recently turned professional. The US Open semifinalist went on to describe his relationship with Gauff as being similar to that of a brother and sister to all but deny the reports of them dating. He said:
Coco is a little sister to me! She’s definitely one of the ones I’m talking about.”