Could romance be blossoming between Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Colton Underwood?
In an appearance for Yahoo! Sports on Sunday, the Needham native — who won three medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics — was presented with a video from Underwood, a tight end for the Oakland Raiders.
“Just wanted to congratulate you on all your success in the competitions and representing the USA over there; I know I’ve been following along; my roommate, my teammates, everybody here is super proud of you; if you’re ever in San Jose and ever want to go on a double date with me and Andrew and Shawn, let me know.”
The “Andrew and Shawn” he was referring to? Shawn Johnson, the retired Olympic gymnast, and her husband, Raiders teammate Andrew East.
“They’ve actually told me about him before,” Raisman said after watching the video. “He’s very cute — yeah, I would go on a date with him.”
It’ll be hard for Aly to wriggle her way out of this one: the video notes she will be in San Jose in September for her gymnastics tour.
Not that she’s trying to throw shade at the football player. In fact, she sent a flirty tweet to him Sunday evening, thanking him for the “sweet video” and saying she was looking forward to meeting him — complete with a winky-face.
Underwood sure took note, responding a cool five minutes later: “Anytime! Looking forward to meeting you too. Safe travels back, see you soon!”