The Real Reason Why ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood and Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Called It Quits

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The world fell absolutely in love with Colton Underwood and Aly Raisman‘s adorable relationship.

The NFL player and Olympic gymnast had the picture-perfect relationship, so why did they call it quits?

Colton Underwood asked Aly Raisman out in the cutest way

The world has been loving Colton Underwood as he begins his quest to find love on the hit ABC reality show, The Bachelor.

With his sweet demeanor and amazing personality, there is no question Underwood will find someone to share his life with.

That is exactly what we thought when the NFL player confessed he was a little infatuated with Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman.

Back in 2016, the then 24-year-old recorded a video to congratulate Raisman on her wins during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Along with the congratulations, Colton Underwood also decided to publicly ask Aly Raisman out on a date.

The video quickly went viral and Raiman was so impressed by Underwood’s sweet gesture that she agreed to meet up with the NFL player for an official date.

The couple began dating in secret

Aly Raisman and Colton Underwood met for the first time in Denver. They were adamant on not disclosing any details from the date but we’re pretty sure it went very well.

The two were afraid they weren’t going to be able to meet due to their busy schedules but luck was in their favor.

Raisman revealed, “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.”

After having their first date in Denver, Colton Underwood and Aly Raisman began secretly dating.

Throughout their relationship, Colton and Aly would post sweet photos of them together on Instagram looking happer than they could ever be.

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These two athletes were loving every second of their relationship and they were overshadowing every other famous athlete couple out there.

They broke up in 2017

Due to their training schedules, Colton Underwood and Aly Raisman had to quickly come to terms being in a long distance relationship.

The two still tried to see each other often but after a year of constant separation, the couple decided it was best for both if they called it quits.

It was revealed that there were no hard feelings and the breakup was mutual.

In June 2017, Underwood told the Peoria Journal Star, “We’re taking a break right now. We’re still good friends and talk, but all that travel had been a nightmare. It ended fine. We’re in a good place…It put a lot of pressure on us, sure, but we had fun with it. A lot of fun date nights. Those six months were great.”

Even though they broke up on good terms, Colton Underwood took it a little hard. While getting interviewed on the LadyGang podcast, Underwood revealed that Aly Raisman was “his first love” and confirmed that calling it quits from the Olympian was his “worst heartbreak”.

Though Colton Underwood has since vyed for Becca Kufrin’s heart on The Bachelorette and currently has 30 women competing for his love on The Bachelor, he will never forget his first love.