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Unwanted Guests at Wedding Nearly Ruined Simone Biles’ Magical Moment of Walking Down the Aisle

Published 05/28/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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Simone Biles’s destination wedding with Jonathan Owens in Mexico was a memorable journey for fans. From her amazing bridal shower and welcome party to her bridal dress, Biles shared all her wedding updates. While the gymnast earlier disclosed that the wedding was “a 12 out of 10”, the wedding had just one problem. Recently, through her social media, Biles recounted how the press created a problem on her special day.

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The gymnastics icon made this disclosure on her Instagram handle. Intent on shooting the best pictures of the celebrity couple, their presence delayed the gymnast’s walk down the aisle with her father. Displaying a picture of the paparazzi, the gymnastics legend expressed her irritation.

Simone Biles recalls how the media gave trouble


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Responding to a fan during an Ask Me Anything session, Biles opened up on Instagram about a minor issue that caused her inconvenience. “The only “glitch was paparazzi on a boat-being in the middle of our arch in the background & they were trying to get them to move faster before I walked down the aisle.”

She further displayed a picture of a boat from where photographers clearly aimed to get the best shots of the couple. The star gymnast’s wedding organizers apparently made the boat move before Biles walked down the aisle with her father. The presence of the press clearly depicts how the star gymnast didn’t get the privacy she needed on her most important day. Interestingly, many media houses like TMZ and Dailymail also posted pictures of the wedding before the star gymnast.


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With this, Biles also made many other intriguing admissions about her wedding dress and the number of guests who attended. Describing how she had had the time of her life at her destination wedding, the star gymnast held nothing back.


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Simone Biles shares exciting details about her destination wedding

The Olympics champion narrated that her four dresses from Galia Lahav were actually gifted to her by the fashion brand. She further told how she had invited 160 guests for her destination wedding out of which 144 guests were present at her wedding.

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Biles further elaborated, “We tried to support as many black owned/woman owned businesses as we could through our entire engagement/wedding process.” An example of this is the fact that the gymnast chose Revelry, a “small woman owned business” for dresses for her bridesmaids. The gymnast also gave credit to the videographer Tony Pombo and the photographer Stanley Babb for capturing the best moments of her big day.


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The star gymnast’s statements are proof of how her wedding was a success, despite the glitch that was a hindrance. Fans will be definitely eager to see how the couple supports each other and hope for more updates.

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Priya Hinduja

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Priya Hinduja is a sports writer at EssentiallySports with a specialization in skiing, gymnastics, and other major American sports. With a master's degree in English, Priya's writing is marked by a sophisticated command of language and a personalized pool of dictionaries, making her an exceptional wordsmith. Her love for skiing and gymnastics is evident in her coverage of these sports, which is as exhilarating as the sports themselves.