Simone Biles’ Dating History – a Look at Her Past Relationship and Current Status

Published 03/14/2023, 10:12 AM EDT

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Ace gymnast Simone Biles is one of the most prominent figures in the world of sports. From reaching the top of the pinnacle in her beloved arena of gymnastics to earning a treasure trove of fandom through her incredible flair, Biles has covered it all. More so, the gymnast boasts a decorated career with 7 Olympic medals (four gold, one silver, and two bronze), with a Presidential medal of Freedom. Clearly, her sporting vocation is something worth having a look into. However, her relationship history isn’t nearly extensive. The Olympian has only ever been in two major relationships. While Biles is now engaged with NFL safety quarterback Jonathan Owens, she once was in a long-term relationship with former gymnast and WWE star, Stacey Ervin Jr.

Let’s take a look at Simone Biles’ dating history, and everything about her present relationship with Jonathan Owens.

When Simone Biles dated fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin Jr.


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The Olympian first met Stacey Ervin Jr. in the year 2014 at the P&G championships in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, the two didn’t start dating until three years later. In 2017, while Biles was participating in the television reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars, her grandmother, Nellie Biles, hired the WWE star to be a coach at her gym. More so, after her return from the reality show, she and Stacey Ervin Jr. re-connected with each other and soon started dating. The couple made their relationship official right away through their respective Instagram handles. 


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However, the pair decided to go their separate ways in 2020 by calling off their relationship of three years. Biles later confirmed her split with Ervin during her cover story with Vogue. She said, “It’s hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it”. Biles further added, “But it was for the best”. In August 2020, the gymnast pulled off the curtains from her relationship with NFL champion, Jonathan Owens, whom she met earlier that year.

Biles met NFL star Jonathan Owens after her breakup with Ervin Jr.

Following her split with Ervin, Biles started dating Owens in March 2020. However, it took the couple another 5 months to make their relationship official. In August of the same year, Biles took to her Instagram to reveal her romantic amity with the NFL champion. Since then, the pair continued to give glimpses of their life together through their social media handles. More so, in January 2021, Biles gushed about Owens in an interview and stated, “Our personalities match right up. We have the same sense of humor. And he’s just great. He’s an athlete, too, so we really understand each other, and I think that’s why our relationship has been seamless”.

Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens’s public relationship

After making their relationship official, the gymnast, and the NFL star never flinched from showing their unconditional support for each other in public. From penning endearing messages to standing up in support of one another through thick and thin, the couple covered every alcove to express their love for each other.

In July 2021, after Biles withdrew from the final all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics due to some mental health challenges, Biles received a hoard full of support from the Houston Texans quarterback. Sharing an appreciation post for Biles on his Instagram, Owens penned, “I love you so much and I can’t wait till you come home and I get to see that beautiful smile again”. Similarly, in the same year, Biles also cheered for her significant other during Owens’ first NHL interception. She applauded the NFL superstar and wrote, “I love watching you live your dream”.

Jonathan Owens proposes to the gymnastics GOAT

After dating for almost two years, Owens finally proposed to his lady love on Valentine’s day 2022. He planned the most fascinating proposal for the gymnast in an arbor with the sunrays complimenting the beautiful setting. Kneeling down on one knee, Owens asked Biles to marry him. In the video posted to his Instagram, Owens can be heard saying, “Well, babe, now I got you here. I want to tell you I appreciate you, so much, you know I love you. Will you marry me?”.

Gymnastics GOAT Simone Biles and NFL Star Jonathan Owens’ Relationship Timeline

On this, Biles replied, “yes, yes” before asking Owens, “Did you ask my dad?”. The gymnast later called the diamond ring embellished on her finger her most prized possession. “It definitely beats a gold medal”, she said.


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Simone Biles and fiance Jonathan Owens’s ongoing wedding preparations

Following her dreamy engagement with Owens, Biles wasted no time and leaped right away into wedding preparations. Interestingly, she bought herself a wedding dress in March 2020, just a month after Owens proposed to her. Since then, the couple has been giving teasers about their ongoing preparations. Nonetheless, the pre-wedding checklist has all the items checked by the pair, including a lavish bachelorette, and a golden wedding card. Though they didn’t reveal the date of their wedding nuptials, the pair hinted to their fans that the most awaited day is now just around the corner.

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Purva Jain


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Purva Jain is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mody University of Science and Technology. Purva is an avid reader and author of 3 books that are published in national and international marketplaces.
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