There's shooting your shot, and then there's the case of NFL tight end Colton Underwood and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman.
You might remember Underwood from the summer, when he asked Raisman out on camera. That was the first time the 24-year-old Oakland Raiders practice squad member had ever met the 22-year-old gold medalist.
Raisman said at the time Underwood was "very cute" and she would definitely go on a date with him. Well, that date appears to have gone very well, as the duo publicly revealed themselves to be a couple at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony last night in Brooklyn.
PEOPLE Magazine has the full scoop:
The 22-year-old tells PEOPLE exclusively that the couple “kept it quiet for a while” but they have been dating since the VMAs in August after Underwood, 24, asked Raisman out over social media and she accepted.
“We happened to both be in Denver at the same time,” she says. “I was there for less than 12 hours, he was flying in for just a few days. it just ended up working perfectly.”
The couple looked “really happy together” inside the ceremony, a source tells PEOPLE. “He had his arm around her throughout the dinner and they laughed a lot.”
Good for them. As they say, fortune favors the bold, and it certainly did in Underwood's case.
Underwood is currently a free agent, while Raisman is coming off another memorable Olympic performance. Best wishes to the happy couple.