Who is Jessica Pegula’s husband Taylor Gahagen?

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Taylor Gahagen married Jessica Pegula in late 2021 having dated the tennis star for a few years.

Gahagen took a job with the Pegula family business shortly after he graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a BSc in business administration.

He has also earned an MBA from Canisius College.

Gahagen rose to the position of senior investment analyst during the seven years he spent working at Pegula Sports and Entertainment.

He would go on to become the director of corporate development, director of brand strategy and, worked on the marketing side for the Pegulas’ NHL team, the Buffalo Sabres.

Gahagen is a noted animal philanthropist and founded an animal welfare organisation called, A Lending Paw which Pegula is also involved in.

“A Lending Paw’s mission is to organize events and activities that raise awareness and funds to prevent the distress of people and animals, through the direct support of community programs focused on their overall physical and mental health, fitness, and/or nutrition,” a Lending Paw’s mission statement reads.

“Our vision is to provide a lending hand that assists and connects every distressed man, woman, child, with rescued and trained service animals.”

The couple share a love of dogs and their fur babies played a part in their wedding.

They were married at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina which film lovers might recognise as a location used in the films The Swan (1956), Being There (1979), The Private Eyes (1980), Mr. Destiny (1990), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Forrest Gump (1994), Richie Rich (1994), My Fellow Americans (1996), Patch Adams (1998), Hannibal (2001) and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012).

Their wedding was a private affair, although WTA pros Taylor Townsend, Samantha Crawford, Jennifer Brady and Asia Muhammad were present.

Gahagen played on the Men’s Baseball Team at Fredonia alongside being a member of the Accounting Society, Business Club and Financial Management Association.

He is also involved with the Women and Children’s Hospital Committee and the Carly’s Club Pediatric Cancer Research Committee.

Gahagen has proven a fast-riser in the corporate sphere and sports a raft of industry knowledge and special skills that belie his age of 27.

He has a good understanding of the world of professional sport having worked within the umbrella of both the NFL and NHL and although he doesn’t often turn up courtside those closest to the couple say they are well matched.

The couple do not have immediate plans to have children, or at least have not made the intention public.

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