Simone Biles Marries NFL Player Jonathan Owens
Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens have tied the knot in a beautiful but intimate ceremony after three years of dating.
“I do,” Biles, 26, captioned wedding snaps via Instagram on Saturday, April 22. She added white heart emojis around the phrase “officially Owens.”
Ahead of their wedding, the gymnast jetted off to Belize for her bachelorette party in February. Biles gave a glimpse of her “bride and boujee”-themed bash via social media. The football safety even sent his then-fiancée a Chanel purse as a “sweet surprise.”
The Olympic gold medalist met the Houston Texans player, 27, and confirmed their relationship in August 2020, but quietly began dating four months earlier after meeting on the dating app Raya. “I didn’t know who she was,” Owens told Texas Monthly in June 2021. “I just hadn’t heard of her, and when I told her that, that’s one of the things she liked.”
After the pandemic pushed the 2020 Summer Olympics back one year, Biles had a break in her hectic training schedule that allowed the couple to focus on getting to know one another. “It was one of the few times in her life where everything was just shut off and she couldn’t do anything,” the Missouri native explained. “So we used it to get to know each other — really get to know each other. It created our bond and made it stronger. Now I’m so thankful.”
In December 2021, Simone Biles celebrated her beau’s first NFL start by sharing a sweet photo of them holding hands on Instagram. “#36 showed all the way out today starting!” the world champion wrote at the time. “Don’t mess with him. I’m so proud of you babe!!! I love watching you live your dream!”
The couple got engaged in February 2022, after less than two years together. “THE EASIEST YES,” Biles wrote via Instagram, while sharing several photos from the big day. “I can’t wait to spend forever & ever with you, you’re everything I dreamed of and more!”