Jaden Smith’s new album dropped the same day Coco defeated Hercog in the third round at Wimbledon, and she was asked which she was more excited about.
"Both," Gauff told reporters. "I’m super-happy that his album came out, because it’s been long anticipated, at least for me."
Gauff won nearly $300,000 in prize money from her Wimbledon run and said she’d probably use the money to purchase hoodies from Smith’s collection.
She also went crazy for the tweets from Smith and Michelle Obama.
"When you finally have time to scroll thru twitter #idol," Gauff tweeted July 9 after noticing the shoutout from Obama.
A month later, Gauff got to meet the former First Lady, who gave her advice on how to handle scrutiny.
"She just told me to stay focused and stay calm, and that people aren’t going to like you all the time. And the same people that might be cheering for you might be the same people that might be pulling you down in the future," Gauff said during an interview with Think Progress. "So she just told me just to only care really about the opinions of the people who actually love and care about me."