Back in August, Aly Raisman was second only to Simon Biles as the most popular superhuman in a leotard.
Not surprisingly, she received many a romantic proposition from young men on social media, but (as far as we know) only one was from a professional football player.
San Diego Chargers tight end Colton Underwood asked Raisman out via video chat, and she agreed to a date with the 24-year-old.
On Monday night, Colton and Aly attended the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year event and confirmed that they are officially a couple.
Aly told reporters that she and Colton have been dating since they attended the VMAs together back in August.
Hell of a first date!
She also said that she’ll be spending the holidays with Colton and his family in Indiana.
Though Underwood publicly asked Raisman out online, the idea that they would make a great couple was first suggested by a pair of mutual friends.
Underwood’s former teammate Andrew East is married to retired American gymnast Shawn Johnson.
The couple talked up Colton and Aly to one another, but instead of simply shooting her a text, Underwood decided that an old school (albeit high-tech) romantic gesture was in order.
He asked Aly out shortly after she and her teammates dominated at the Rio Olympics.
Though the VMAs constituted their first official date, the couple met up for brief hangout shortly after Colton posted his video:
“We happened to both be in Denver at the same time,” she said.
“I was there for less than 12 hours, he was flying in for just a few days. It just ended up working perfectly.”
It seems the pair hit it off quickly.
In the weeks after the VMAs, Underwood reportedly drove 90 minutes round trip to meet up with Aly on multiple occasions.
Asked about her future with Underwood, Raisman declined to go into specifics, but stated that she’s excited for things to come:
“I’m just looking forward to 2017,” Raisman shared. “I think it’s going to be an exciting year for everyone.”
Did Aly really just jinx 2017? Damn.