Aly Raisman, 2016 Olympic gold medalist gymnast, and Colton Underwood, Oakland Raider player, are the newest celeb town couple alert! How did their romance start?
She is the shy 22-year old gymnast whose sole focus was to win big in this year’s Rio Olympics. Aly Raisman did that (with a gold, and two silver medals) and had barely time to think about boys when Colton Underwood floored her with a romantic invitation for a date!
He is an NFL hottie, who plays tight end, but takes out the time to catch up on world affairs, for example, the 2016 Olympics and that is how he came to know about how incredible Aly Raisman is and thought of making a heart-melting video and ask her out during a Live interview!
Aly Raisman, Colton Underwood Dating
The only thing they have in common – their mutual friends, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and Raiders player Andrew East are married to each other. That is what makes it even more perfect! They can double date!
During a video segment with Yahoo Sports, Aly was taken aback when she was showed a video of Colton Underwood congratulating her on performing so well in the 2016 Olympics and simultaneously took the opportunity to ask her out.
“You know, if you’re ever in San Jose and want to go on a double date with me and Andrew and Shawn, let me know,” said Colton.
And what was Aly’s reaction? “They’ve told me about him before. He’s very cute. I would go on a date with him,” said a grinning Aly without any hesitation!
Colton Underwood Facts
To top it all, Colton Underwood seems to have it all, with the looks to go with it, he also has an amazing personality. Here are a few less-known facts about the Oakland Raider:
- He does excessive charity work. It seems Aly is not the only one Colton attempts to bring smiles to. He often drops by the Children’s Hospital of Illinois to help spread joy among children battling with serious illnesses, reports Hollywood Life.
- He loves animals and loves helping them find new homes. He is seen frequently championing the cause of rescue dogs on his Instagram page and works closely with Champaign, IL Humane Society to help the four-legged creatures get adopted.
- He also owns a restaurant called 4th & Goal Grill, situated in Washington. So you know that he plans for the future, long after he is retired from the sport!
Aly Raisman seems to have been impressed by his profile too since she Tweeted him this message: “thanks for the sweet video…. looking forward to meeting you”
Colton was quick to reply with “Anytime! Looking forward to meeting you too. Safe travels back, see you soon!”
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