- Sports brought this former basketball player and his soccer-playing girlfriend together at the University but love has kept them together ever since
- Marley Biyendolo went from being a great basketball player to being a reality TV competition winner and now, almost husband of Lynn Williams
- The couple looks good in photos, no doubt but they look even better when they are cheering each other up as they win
Marley Biyendolo used to play basketball when he met Lynn Williams at Pepperdine University during their college days. He has, however, forsaken sports for the American soccer player, Lynn. Right now, asides from keeping fit and safeguarding his chiseled boy, Marley has other interests.
He has had a couple of reality TV stints and even won $250,000 from his time at Big Brother Australia. Marley Biyendolo, however, didn’t tarry so far away from his first love, basketball. He was given an opportunity to be involved in the game in different ways.
Now, what most fans and followers look out for is the wedding between Biyendolo and Williams following their engagement in May 2023.
Marley Biyendolo Started Playing Basketball at the Age of 10
Lynn Williams’ husband-to-be was born on April 13, 1995, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was born into a family of 4 consisting of both parents and a brother. His father’s name is Clotaire Biyendolo who got married to Victoria Biyendolo. Victoria, unfortunately, passed away in the late 2010s after battling Cancer.
Marley’s brother is named Dieuson.
The basketball player attended Cheltenham Secondary College located in Cheltenham, Victoria. He graduated in 2012 at the age of 17.
7 years before his graduation from school, Biyendolo began playing basketball. When he was in Cheltenham, he captained his school’s basketball team.
Moving on, he was selected to the Victorian School Boys’ Basketball Team in 2007 and 2012. At the former competition, Marley won a gold medal. He was also part of the Andrew Bogut Basketball Academy from 2012-2013.
He Played Professional Basketball in College
Biyendolo continued his basketball playing ways in college when he schooled at Pepperdine University. He majored in psychology but was also an intricate part of the university’s basketball team.
He was named part of the university’s team in the 2013-14 season when he was redshirted his first season. In the 2014-25 season, the Melbourne-born played in 21 games as a redshirt freshman.
After his stint at Pepperdine, Biyendolo went on to play competitive basketball with Dandenong Rangers. He was part of the NBL1 in Australia before deciding to take a leave from professional basketball and pursue other ventures.
The 28-year-old even got an offer to do some commentary in Australia’s NBL media.
Lynn Williams’ Husband is the Winner of Big Brother Australia Season 13
A few days after Marley Biyendolo turned 26, he became a contestant for Big Brother Australia. This show aired in 2021 for about 63 days and a house was shared with 26 other people from different walks of life.
The prize to be won by the last man (or woman) standing was pegged at $250,000. Viewers had the last say as they decided the fate of the final participants.
At the end of the 63rd day, Lynn Williams’ boyfriend was announced the winner of the show. He initially stated that he needed the money to take care of his father as that was his mother’s dying wish.
Since his appearance on the reality TV show, Marley has gone on to be featured in other reality TV shows. He was part of The Challenge Australia the next year, 2022, and for this, he got to compete against 22 other reality TV stars.
Apart from these, shortly after Biyendolo left the Big Brother House with his prize, he got called upon to be part of Dancing With the Stars.
Marley Biyendolo is Psyched about Keeping Fit and Video Gaming
A stroll through Marley Biyendolo’s social media pages would easily reveal these. Most of his Instagram posts show him in the gym working out or just showing off his nicely built body.
6 feet 3 inches tall Marley spent so much time training to get the right body for his basketball career. He eventually turned his workout routine into a lucrative hobby and clearly enjoys it.
Other images on there also prove that while he spends so much time working out, he also gets to have fun. He spends most of his fun times with friends or his soon-to-be wife, Lynn.
Asides from all these, he also has a YouTube channel which he dedicates to playing video games of all sorts.
He and the American Soccer Player Got Engaged in 2023 after Meeting at the University
On May 20, 2023, Lynn Williams, an American soccer player delighted her followers when she posted her engagement pictures. Former basketball player, Marley Biyendolo proposed to her in May. Reports from dailymail.co.uk confirm they had been planning this for many years now.
The pair met back in the University as Lynn Williams also studied at Pepperdine. She was also a star player back in the university and she graduated with a lot of records and honors.
Covid 19 pandemic kept the lovers away for a while but thanks to technology, they remained in touch. However, back then during the pandemic, Marley revealed that he and Lynn have already started planning to get married. They had put schedules in place and were waiting for the time.
It seems that 2023 or 2024 might just be the year they have been waiting for.
Asides from being all lovey-dovey on Instagram, Marley is also a huge supporter of his fiancé’s career. He has been captured a couple of times at her games and also publicly root for her.
Lynn Williams was named as part of the female soccer squad to represent the United States of America at the Women’s FIFA World Cup in 2023 and trust Marley to be at the forefront of her cheerleaders.