The Bachelor Colton Underwood recently confessed that Aly Raisman was his worst heartbreak ever. The pair dated briefly dated for eight months from 2016-2017 prior to Colton’s appearance on The Bachelorette.
The Bachelor 2019: Colton Underwood and Aly Raisman
Colton Underwood began dating Aly Raisman after asking her out via video. Shortly after approaching Raisman, the duo met in Denver, Colorado. They kept their relationship a secret until they appeared at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony in New York City.
Interestingly, Colton and Aly also shared mutual friends. Andrew East, his ex-NFL teammate, is married to US gymnast Shawn Johnson. This common connection potentially made a union between the duo more achievable.
The young couple didn’t date for very long but Aly Raisman made a huge impact on Colton’s life. She was his first love. Unfortunately, she was also his biggest heartbreak. Colton Underwood discussed his relationship with the Olympic gymnast during a recent Lady Gang Podcast.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 23, 2016
Why did Colton and Aly Break Up?
The Bachelor and Olympic star lived in separate states, however initially they were able to make things work. However, throughout the relationship, it reportedly became more challenging. With both athletes training in their respective sports, traveling was a huge issue.
Colton Underwood initially reported they were taking a break, but the “break” turned out to be permanent. They remained friends after the break up, and there were no hard feelings. The Bachelor stated they were in a “good place”.
— E! News (@enews) February 18, 2017
Colton Underwood – Lessons in Love
The Bachelor revealed that he learned several things from his relationship with Aly Raisman. He admits the breakup was initially confusing and difficult, but nonetheless he persevered. The ex-NFL player stated he learned a lot about himself, as well as what he wants and needs. In addition, he recognized what things he could improve on in his next relationship.
It’s no secret that Colton Underwood is a virgin. His desire is to wait until that special lady arrives. Evidently Aly wasn’t that person. But on this season of The Bachelor, he hopes to find his soulmate. We’ll see if that happens or if he ends up heartbroken once again.
Colton Underwood – What’s Next For The Bachelor?
Colton tried to fall in love twice in the public eye since his breakup with Aly Raisman. He appeared on The Bachelorette in 2018 with Becca Kufrin. Unfortunately, he didn’t win her heart. The lover boy then briefly dated Tia Booth on Bachelor in Paradise during the summer of 2018. This union was also unsuccessful.
Fast forward to January 2019, and Colton Underwood is now the object of the ladies’ affection on The Bachelor. It’s his turn to be in control. But as to whether or not he finds true love – – only time will tell. So far this season, he appears to feel strong connections forming. Let’s hope something stronger develops than his previous three public relationships!
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