World Cup Couple Holly Aitchison and Hannah Botterman Spoke About Relationship

By Deepesh
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The World Cup couple Holly Aitchinson and Hannah Botterman have been dating each other for quite a while now.
Holly Aitchinson and Hannah Botterman
Holly Aitchinson and Hannah Botterman (Image Source: Instagram)

Holly Aitchinson and Hannah Botterman have been making headlines for quite a while now. Their relationship has dragged people's attention, and fans are eager to know about their relationship timeline too.

Botterman is a rugby union player for England national team and club rugby's Saracens Women. Likewise, Aitchinson is a member of the English rugby union team. Not only that, but she has also competed in both the Olympic Games and the Six Nations Championships.

Recently, the couple opened up about their relationship. The World Cup couple revealed that they fell in love with each other in college before fate reunited their romantic relationship after being selected for England. For your information, the lovebirds were chosen to represent England at this year's World Cup in New Zealand.

But their relationship began a long time before. So, if you are here to explore everything about their relationship timeline, keep reading this article till the end.

When Did Holly Aitchinson and Hannah Botterman Began Dating?

The lovebirds, Holly Aitchinson and Hannah Botterman met each other at college back in 2015. During that time, both of them were 16 years old. The duo attended Hartpury College and formed a relationship before splitting a year later after Aitchison bumbled to come to terms with her sexuality.

However, the romantic couple reunited their relationship when Aitchison joined Saracens in 2020 before both being selected for Simon Middleton's Red Roses team. For your information, Botterman first uploaded a picture with Holly Aitchison on December 31, 2020. Since then, their images can be found on their social media handles.

Likewise, Aitchinson and Botterman used to keep their relationship private, but for the first time, they opened up about it.

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Holly Aitchinson and Hannah Botterman Talks About Their Relationship

The world cup couple, Holly Aitchinson and Hannah Botterman, have been dating each other for two years now. And for the first time, they have opened up about their relationship struggles in the media. They recently said they reunited by 'fate' when they were both signed by Saracens and Simon Middleton's Red Roses team.

Meanwhile, Aitchinson will start Saturday's World Cup final with New Zealand. Talking about the couple's romance, Aitchinson said, 'We kept drifting apart and then meeting again. That was how it was the whole time.'

Speaking about the struggles with her sexuality as a teenager, Aitchinson continued,

"There was a lot of me that didn't want to be with a girl. I guess I just needed some time to process what I wanted to do." 

'Now I'm definitely more comfortable than I was. 

'It was probably a bigger thing for me at 17 than it is now sat here at 25.'

Opening up with Inside Line podcast, Botterman said, "It's a long, long story. It's not just we met, and we fell in love." Then she continued, "We met, we fell in love, and then broken heart. Holly probably had some demons she had to face, and I'm quite proud of her for going through that side of her life. I don't think it was particularly easy for her."

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Hannah Botterman Ruled Out of World Cup

England will take on New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday. Aitchinson is set to start Saturday's World Cup final. Unfortunately, Botterman will cheer on her girlfriend from the sidelines due to a serious knee injury. 

Botterman was injured due to start the semi-final victory over Canada on Saturday but was forced to withdraw just hours before kick-off with knee trouble. While discussing their relationship on a podcast, Aitchinson spoke of her girlfriend's injury. 

Aitchinson said, 'She's still got someone who is in her corner. She's definitely someone the squad looks to for energy.' Apart from that, Helena Rowland is also out of the team playing in the World Cup final due to an injury.