For Gizelle Bryant and her “boo,” retired NBA star Sherman Douglas, it started with a hello — and a great view.
“We met at the gym,” the Real Housewives of Potomac star told PEOPLE at Jill Zarin’s 5thAnnual Luxury Luncheon in the Hamptons on Saturday.
“I took a running class and we ran on a treadmill and he would always take the treadmill behind me,” explained Bryant, 46.
“I think he was liking what he was seeing in front of him …” she said with a laugh.
But he never said anything to her.
“So one day I said hi,” she shared.
They went for coffee to see if they clicked enough to go on a first date. “And we’ve been together ever since,” said Bryant. “He’s amazing.”
Not only is he a gentleman who treats her well, but as a former NBA star, he understands the fame she is enjoying now.
“He gets it,” said Bryant. “He’s been there, done that. He’s retired now so he’s chillin.’”
Now retired, Douglas, 50, played professionally for the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks, the New Jersey Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers from 1989 to 2001.
“He’s my boo…” she said of Douglas.