Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was 100% about the flower power today, taking to Instagram with a stunning shot of herself enjoying the blissful scent of lavender. The 26-year-old two-time Olympian, known for being green-fingered, let her 2.1 million followers in on her start to Wednesday, with a no-bra snap seeing the brunette beauty take in one of the best smells on earth. Aly, fresh from revealing she’s “healing” following her 2018 testifying against former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in his sex abuse scandal, was showing that flowers are always best. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. It comes shortly after Aly took to Instagram to share her gardening tips – while she was “growing” flowers one week ago, it was a dried affair today.
The photo showed the 2012 “Fierce Five” and 2016 “Final Five” captain relaxed and in a daylit room. Raisman was on an oversized cream couch and leaning forward with closed eyes for a blissful whiff of a potted lavender plant in front of her, also flaunting her toned shoulders and hints of her cleavage in a tight strappy top – possibly an all-in-one deal with matching pants.
Aly, who tends to go lengthy with her captions, kept this one super-short, writing: “Dried lavender” and adding three purple heart emoji.
Fans, largely replying with heart emoji of the same color, did, however, seem to have spotted the low-cut top – Aly may or may not have appreciated one follower telling her she needs a “lower shirt.”
Why she’s with flowers all the time? “I find arranging flowers to be meditative & arranging flowers allows me to be creative.” More photos after the shot.
One week ago, Aly shared her home plant progress in a post shouting out home growing brand Aero Harvest.
“I love how so many of you share your gardening tips with me & share what you like growing ??? ,” she wrote, adding: “It makes me happy that so many of you are into gardening and that some of you are trying it for the first time.”
Aly was one of 156 women testifying against disgraced former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, also seeing 23-year-old gymnast Simone Biles claim she was abused. In 2020, Aly is “taking time for myself to recover and heal.” The gymnast added that the last “five years of my life” she’d been totally worn out and feeling “so depleted.”
“For the first time in my life, I’m really giving myself permission to actually rest,”she continued. Aly is also known for spending time with her beautiful, blue-eyed dog – scroll for the pup.