Aly Raisman and NFL Star Colton Underwood Make Their Debut as a Couple After He Publicly Asked Her Out
By Antoinette Bueno
Persistence pays off!
Olympic champion Aly Raisman and NFL player Colton Underwood made their relationship red carpet official on Monday, when they attended the 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year event together in New York City. In August, Underwood made his interest in 22-year-old Raisman known, asking her out in a Yahoo! Sports video. The couple has now been dating for three months.
The gymnast looked gorgeous sporting a figure-hugging red dress and colorful heels, while Underwood -- who's currently a free agent -- looked sharp in a black suit.
Underwood is good friends with fellow NFL player Andrew East, who's married to Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. In the viral Yahoo! Sports video, the 24-year-old athlete asked Raisman to go on a double date with East and Johnson.
"Just want to congratulate you on all your success in the competitions and representing the U.S.A. over there," Underwood said. "I know I’ve been following along. My roommates, my teammates, everybody here is super proud of you. If you’re ever in San Jose and want to go on a double date with me and Andrew and Shawn, let me know."
The bold message clearly paid off.
"Thanks for the sweet video.... looking forward to meeting you :)" Raisman tweeted Underwood in August, to which he replied, "Anytime! Looking forward to meeting you too. Safe travels back, see you soon!"
Meanwhile, Raisman has quite a few fans in Hollywood. Watch the video below to see the gold medalist hanging out with Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and their adorable daughter, Luna, before the MTV Video Music Awards!