Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson attended the Japan State Dinner at the White House on Tuesday. He was turning heads with his date for the evening: Ciara Harris.

The White House released this anecdote from Tuesday's event: "Russell Wilson and singer Ciara walked by, passing the press area, but quickly returned. "I didn't know this was the red carpet," Wilson said with a grin, before the pair posed for photographers. Asked where his grandmother was — who the Seattle Seahawks player brought as his date to Saturday's White House Correspondent's Association dinner in Washington — Wilson said, "She's back in Virginia."

Other attendees to the State Dinner included George Takei and Shonda Rhimes.

Wilson posted a photo of the event an Instagram with the caption: "President Lincoln's China!"