Aly Raisman Confirms She’s Dating NFL Player Colton Underwood

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Aly Raismanand Colton Underwood walked their first red carpet together as a couple when they attended the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 on Monday (Dec. 12, 2016) in NYC.

The 22-year-old Olympic gymnast confirmed toPeople that while they’ve kept their romance “quiet for a while,” they have indeed been dating since the VMAs in August after Underwood asked Raisman out on social media, and she accepted.

Raisman explained, “We happened to both be in Denver at the same time. I was there for less than 12 hours, he was flying in for just a few days. it just ended up working perfectly.”

She said Underwood, an NFL tight-end free agent, was so dedicated to keeping the relationship going, he drove 90 minutes to meet her for their second and third dates. Raisman also said she’s met Underwood’s family and is spending the holidays with them.

The Olympian added, “I’m just looking forward to 2017. I think it’s going to be an exciting year for everyone.”

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