Everyone's curious about Simone Biles' boyfriend: height, NFL stats, and, of course, how he managed to win over gymnastic's greatest athlete. Meet Jonathan Owens, the Houston Texans safety who makes the beloved Olympian's heart flip.
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Simone Biles' boyfriend: height, NFL info, and more
The gymnastics sensation has been linked to Jonathan Owens, a 26-year-old football safety player for the Houston Texans. It's not uncommon to see Simone Biles in the stadium cheering for her beau and sporting his jersey number, 36. (D'aww!)
Although it's unclear when exactly the two officially became an item, photos of the couple began surfacing on social media in 2020. Now, their love story is posted all over one another's accounts, and fans are swooning over their sentimental snaps and captions.
Owens, a St. Louis native, studied at Missouri Western State and has been playing football since college. At 5'11, he towers over Simone, who is only 4'9"!
Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens: Happy Birthday from Tokyo
Biles is gearing up to take the Tokyo Olympics by storm, and because of the games, she, unfortunately, wasn't around to celebrate her beau's big day on July 22nd.
Before casually stunning at podium practice with the Yurchenko double pike vault, Biles took to Instagram to wish her boyfriend all the best.
"HAPPY 26th BIRTHDAY BABE. @jowens_3 I love you so much," the Olympian captioned. "Can’t wait to celebrate you when I get home! thanks for keeping me sane during the craziest times."
Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens have similar interests
When it comes to their lifestyle and careers, it seems the two are on the same page. Plus, they're both crazy for canines. (We can certainly relate.)
"He's an athlete too, so we really understand each other, and I think that's why our relationship has been seamless," Simone revealed to Hoda Kotb (opens in new tab)earlier this year. "And he also has a bulldog, so I feel like, besides him being a cherry on top, that was really amazing. And our dogs get along well."
You can catch tidbits of their tropical vacations, date nights (like ax throwing!), and holidays online.
Jonathan Owens hadn't heard of Simone Biles before they started dating
We're just as shocked as you, but it's true!
During the new Facebook docuseries, "Simone vs. Herself," the NFL star talked about the early days of their relationship and admitted he wasn't exactly sure who she was...despite her global recognition and amazing skills.
"Her work ethic was really the first thing that caught my eye," Owens said in the series' third episode. "I never really watched gymnastics before I first started talking to her. When I met her, I honestly didn't know who she was."
But it didn't take long for him to figure out not only how talented but also how lovely Simone is.
"We were walking past this group of girls and they were shaking, 'Oh my god, it's Simone," he said. "This is when I kind of knew, 'Like, OK, yeah, she's the real deal.'"
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Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens are supportive AF
It's not uncommon to find congratulations and well wishes for their S.O. on social media. Simone is always donning her man's jersey and showing her support. Meanwhile, it seems like every time you turn around, Jonathan is acknowledging his lady's new record-breaking win. Most recently, Simone won a record seventh national women's all-around title, and Jonathan was there to witness it firsthand.
"What an amazing experience 👏🏽 First time getting to watch you compete in person and you didn’t disappoint," he captioned on Instagram. "It’s so cool that I get to watch you do what you love, and be the best at that ‼️ I’m so proud of you my lil champ 🥰❤️ Trials up next and you already know I’m there!! Love you baby."
She responded and concluded her thanks with, "You a real one."
Biles continues to blow our minds every time she steps foot on the mat, vault, or beams. In 2021, the Olympic gold medalist became the first woman ever to nail the Yurchenko double pike, a mind-boggling vault previously only been attempted by men. The move is a roundoff onto the springboard, a back handspring onto the vaulting table, and a piked double backflip. (Can you keep up?)
Although she is making headlines for her recent success, 2016 is the year people really began to take notice of the gymnast. During the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Simone became the first female U.S. gymnast to win four gold medals at a single Games, and the first gymnast to win three consecutive world all-around titles.
We're so happy to follow along with her amazing career and get sneak peeks at her sweet relationship with Jonathan. We're cheering for you all around, Simone!
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