Gymnastics GOAT Simone Biles is dating Houston Texans safety Jonathan Owens, and in August 2020, the pair went public with their relationship, announcing it on Instagram.
Leading up to the Tokyo Olympics — where the superstar gymnast has a chance to win up to five gold medals — Biles stars in a Facebook Watch docuseries called Simone vs Herself with weekly episodes dropping this summer.
Owens plays a big role in the third episode released Tuesday, and he and Biles are adorable together. In this latest episode, they compete in a rope climbing challenge, Biles teaches Owens some gymnastics moves and he teaches her how to throw a football poolside.
“We vibe on the same level,” Biles said in the episode. “We have the same kind of humor. We’re both athletic. We’re both elite athletes, so we definitely get each other. It was like it was meant to be.”
But at one point in an interview for the series, Owens makes a big confession: He had no idea who Biles was or the level of her fame when they first met. He explained:
“Her work ethic was really the first thing that caught my eye. I never really watched gymnastics before I first started talking to her. When I met her, I honestly didn’t know who she was. It was just kind of like, ‘Oh, she’s got a lot of followers. You know, she must be pretty good or something.’ …
“That’s how I would tell people, and they’re like, ‘Simone Biles?! You for real, the gymnast?!’ And I’m like, ‘Man, she’s good like that?!’ Like I didn’t [know].”
Biles described their relationship as “best friends that are dating,” adding, “So I feel like that just really helps.”
One of her coaches, Cecile Landi, noted that Biles’ obvious happiness in her personal life enables her gymnastics and said: “You can see it; she’s different.”
Continuing his praise of Biles, Owens added:
“The coolest thing for me is that I get to witness someone who’s literally in the pinnacle of their sport. It’s motivating just to see that and the impact that she has on people. We were walking past this group of girls, and they were shaking like, ‘Oh my god, it’s Simone!’ This is when I kind of knew, like, ‘OK, yeah, she’s the real deal.’”
In the latest episode of Simone vs Herself, Biles talked about her family (and their love for Owens) and the challenges she anticipates facing without them in the crowd at the Tokyo Games. It also includes several home videos of Biles as a child and stunning people with her talents at a very young age.
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