Several fans were in the building and caught camera phone snaps of Cornell and Shantel kickin’ it court side.
Rumors are one thing, but BOSSIP sources with intimate knowledge of the situation have confirmed for us that Nelly and Shantel ARE a couple and have been dating for several months now in the wake of her separation from boxing champ Floyd Mayweather earlier this year.
“It’s like there’s no effort,” Steve Penny, the head of USA Gymnastics, said, seated next to me in the front row. Two seats away, someone from the Canadian gymnastics federation shrugged and laughed in resigned defeat, which is more or less how the gymnastics world has reacted to Biles since she won her first World Championship, in 2013.
By late Friday afternoon, many additional relatives of Michael had arrived.
Other relatives arriving were Sooz Myrdal (sister of my first wife Sigrid) and two of Sooz’s children: Stephen & Megan.
Sigrid suffered a fall a few days before the wedding and so was unable to make the trip from Portland, OR.
Michael also had relatives arriving early, and we all met at a nearby restaurant for dinner.
My son Wil arrived later that night, and the next day my sister Zona also arrived.