I turned a bit bit obsessive about Aly Raisman throughout the Olympics this yr. I used to be simply so happy with her, and I cherished her private story – her good, concerned dad and mom, her humble center class life in Needham, Massachusetts, her single-minded deal with gymnastics. She appears so pushed, however not in an uncomfortable child-star kind of method. Most likely as a result of Aly is 22 years outdated now. Anyway, following the Olympics (the place she received three extra medals, following her three medals in London), Aly received requested on a date on a dwell on-line Q&A. The man asking was 24-year-old Raiders tight finish Colton Underwood. Apparently, they did meet up after she accepted his date invitation on her Twitter, they usually’ve been secretly courting for months. They made their red-carpet debut Monday evening on the Sports activities Illustrated Sportsperson of the 12 months ceremony.
5 months after agreeing to go on a date with tight finish Colton Underwood, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has let the cat out of the bag and revealed they’re formally a pair! The 2 walked the pink carpet on Monday evening on the Sports activities Illustrated Sportsperson of the 12 months Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Heart of Brooklyn, New York. The 22-year-old tells PEOPLE completely that the couple “stored it quiet for some time” however they’ve been courting because the VMAs in August after Underwood, 24, requested Raisman out over social media and he or she accepted.
“We occurred to each be in Denver on the identical time,” she says. “I used to be there for lower than 12 hours, he was flying in for only a few days. it simply ended up working completely.”
The couple seemed “actually comfortable collectively” contained in the ceremony, a supply tells PEOPLE. “He had his arm round her all through the dinner they usually laughed quite a bit.”
Raisman tells PEOPLE that Underwood, a free agent, drove 90 minutes backwards and forwards to fulfill her for his or her second and third dates. She has met Underwood’s household and will likely be seeing them once more for the vacations. The Olympian says she’s wanting ahead to the brand new yr, hinting at future initiatives that she deems as “surreal.”
“I’m simply wanting ahead to 2017,” she says. “I feel it’s going to be an thrilling yr for everybody.”
I feel that is so cute – the gymnast and the soccer participant. The Olympian and the tight finish. He’s so big and he or she’s so tiny. They don’t actually “match” bodily, however he appeared to have a crush on her and he went out of his approach to make it work. It’s a candy story and I hope there’s no drama.
— Barclays Heart (@barclayscenter) December 13, 2016
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