Away From Gymnastics, What is Simone Biles Doing Now?

Published 01/12/2022, 10:30 AM EST
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Simone Biles is currently enjoying the fruits of her labor after dominating gymnastics for a long time. During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, her withdrawal from the gymnastics competitions sent shock waves around the sporting world. Citing mental health concerns, she decided to take a break from the sport. However, she has remained on the sidelines since.

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The incredible Biles is right up there with the best athletes in the world. But away from the sport, what is she up to these days?

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What is Simone Biles doing now?

After a successful career winning a combined 32 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is looking to relax. She is currently dating NFL football player Jonathan Owens, who plays safety for the Houston Texans. Often, the couple is spotted together, with Biles making appearances at his games.

Dating since 2020, Biles and Owens are Instagram’s favorite celebrity couple.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

As she trained a lot during her younger days, striving to be the world’s best, Simone is now focused on enjoying the little things in life. The Gold Over America Tour was another feather to her cap.

The program aimed to inspire younger gymnasts to take up the sport professionally. Staging different shows in various cities across the USA, she became a prominent advocate for the sport. Thus, after a rather tiresome tour, she is now focused on spending time with family and friends.

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Time to take a break

Rigorous training routines and other professional commitments made for a packed schedule. Hence, the beautiful Biles spoke about now enjoying her time with her family and doing things she couldn’t do in the past. She talked about her plans after the conclusion of the Gold Over America Tour.

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“The holidays, for sure. Relaxing, having that quality time with my friends, my family. I’m going on vacation with my family, too. Everybody’s always so rushed to know the next thing. It’s like, ‘Live in the now, embrace that before stuff gets picked back up.’ So we’ll definitely see,” said Biles.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 15: Simone Biles of the United States competes in the Balance Beam Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

With Owens on her side, the duo is having a good time together as Biles gets away from the competitive world of gymnastics, for the time being. When do you think Biles will return to the sport?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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