Colton Herta Girlfriend Riley Flynn Is His High School SweetHeart

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Colton Herta’s girlfriend, Riley Flynn, is interning at ABC7 Los Angeles Digital Team. Riley began dating the IndyCar Series racer in 2018 after being his prom date. 

The young couple might have been living in the same neighborhood but never really interacted with each other. But it only took one Spanish class for Colton to impress Riley.

Riley Arrives At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway In 2022 To Root For Her Boyfriend
Riley Arrives At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway In 2022 To Root For Her Boyfriend (Source: Instagram)

Since then, the racing couple has been going strong in their relationship, which entered its fifth year. Riley has shown her support throughout Colton’s career, which has taken him from F3 to Indy Series. 

Touted to be one of the rising drivers in his field, Colton Herta came close to getting an F1 seat but lost out to veteran Valterri Bottas.

But things haven’t been bad for Colton in Indy Series as he paves his way by competing alongside Josef Newgarden and Santino Ferrucci. In the recent Indy Car Series 500, Colton finished ninth and ahead of Rinus VeeKay

Colton Herta Girlfriend, Riley Flynn, Is Intern At ABC7 Los Angeles 

Colton Herta’s girlfriend, Riley Flynn, graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California in 2022. 

She is 23 years old and celebrates her birthday a little over a month before her boyfriend on February 2. Riley is politically active and supports the democratic party. 

In 2020, she interned at Arizona Democratic Party and was the victory leader at Mission for Arizona. It was also the year the longtime Republican state flipped to blue. 

Riley Graduated From University Of Southern California In 2022
Riley Graduated From University Of Southern California In 2022 (Source: Instagram)

On October 30, 2020, showing her support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Riley Flynn made an Instagram post stating she made over 1k phone calls to help them win the election. 

Currently, Riley is a digital team intern at ABC7 Los Angeles. Like her boyfriend has a family legacy in motorsports, Riley has her family legacy in acting. 

Her mother, Nikki Tyler-Flynn, is an actress and has worked in movies such as Emma Stone starred, Easy A, and Here Comes the Boom starring Kevin James. 

Rily’s father, Jacki Flynn, is an actor and stand-up comedian. He previously starred in the Amazon Series Loudermilk and worked alongside his wife in Here Comes the Boom.

Riley also has two sisters-Gracie and Kena Flynn. Gracie is a student at USC, and her older sister Kena is the director at OMD USA, one of the top media agencies. 

Colton Herta And Riley Flynn Relationship Timeline 

Colton Herta began dating his girlfriend, Riley Flynn, in 2018 while they were in junior high. 

In a video shared by the YouTube channel, The Retro Rebel, the young couple gave details on their first meeting.

Prom Night Brought Them Close 

Though they only lived two minutes apart, Colton and Riley never talked to each other. 

It was during Spanish class in junior high that the two became good friends. But before their relationship could move forward, Colton left for Europe to race in the MSA-Formula series. 

Colton And Riley Pictured Getting Ready To Attend Their Prom Night In 2018
Colton And Riley Pictured Getting Ready To Attend Their Prom Night In 2018 (Source: Instagram)

After he returned from Europe to complete his senior year, the two didn’t have a prom date. And it was Riley who made the first move and told her friends to talk to Colton about taking her as a prom date. 

It was after prom night that Colton asked Riley to be his girlfriend, and ever since then, the couple has been in a relationship. 

Supporting Him In Every Race 

Though Riley gets nervous whenever she sees Colton on the race tracks, Riley makes sure to attend his races. 

She has previously attended Acura Grand Prix and has been a regular at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The couple’s cute relationship is not only on full display on Instagram but also on TikTok

Colton And Riley Pictured In A Scooter Heading To The Racetracks In Florida
Colton And Riley Pictured In A Scooter Heading To The Racetracks In Florida (Source: Instagram)

She has done a few TikTok videos with her boyfriend, one of them which included Riley poking fun at how she is built like an athlete when her boyfriend is a professional athlete. 

In their recent TikTok videos, Colton even showed his fine acting chops as he punched Riley, with his girlfriend pretending to be hurt. 

Though she hasn’t shared any photographs, there’s no doubt Riley was present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway rooting for her partner. 

Sriyukta Pradhananga
Sriyukta Pradhananga

Sriyukta Pradhananga

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