fan of

a fan of (someone or something)

Someone who strongly likes, appreciates, supports, and/or is interested in someone or something. You might find this hard to believe, but Cheryl's a big fan of heavy metal. I'm a big fan of Jen's new boyfriend—especially after the parade of losers she's brought home over the years! Sorry, but I'm not really a fan of Art Deco.
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*fan of someone

to be a follower of someone; to idolize someone. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) My mother is still a fan of the Beatles. I'm a great fan of the mayor of the town.
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The teams have undergone personality transmutation - a Dodgers ball fan of old has to embrace the Angels, while their team has become the Angels of the '80s.
Lopez is a huge fan of Mexico and he said there will be standing-room only crowds in his restaurant when Mexico plays.