Simone Biles Took Approval From This Person to Start Dating Her Boyfriend Jonathan Owens

Published 10/01/2021, 4:45 AM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States reacts during the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


American artistic gymnast, Simone Biles, is one of the most celebrated personalities in the world. From debutant to legend, she has come a long way, one flawless move at a time.

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Showing an excellent display of her talent on a variety of international platforms, she has successfully bagged 32 medals in the Olympics and the World Championships. Out of these 32 medals, she has won 4 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronze in the Olympic Games.

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TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States poses with the bronze medal during the Women’s Balance Beam Final medal ceremony on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Best-friend to the rescue

In an interview along with Jordan Chiles, the duo relieved the first time Jordan met Simone’s love interest. Notably, Chiles reported that Biles sought her approval in order to date famed footballer, Jonathan Owens.

While talking about her relationship with Jonathan, the fellow artistic gymnast said, “When she first brought him to the house, I was just like, yeah he’s a good one. Only because like our friendship, I just knew what she had gone through prior to him and I was just like, no he’s a good one.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics – Artistic – Gymnastics Training – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – August 3, 2021. Simone Biles of the United States and Sunisa Lee of the United States during training. REUTERS/Mike Blake

“I didn’t even have to do anything. He was the nicest dude I’ve ever met. I was just like, bro he is a really cool one. Then I found out that he was a football player so I was like oh there we go, it’s even better. Look at that! I told her like three days after because I kind of wanted to give it a little time. I was like you found a good one. She was like, “Oh, thank you,” Jordon added.

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Simone Biles has more to herself than gymnastics

At the recent Summer Games in Tokyo, Simone Biles shocked the world as she withdrew from most of her events, citing mental health concerns. However, her bold move made center stage headlines, with entities from the sporting world coming to her aid and appreciating her for speaking up.

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Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens grew closer together during the unprecedented lockdown in 2020. While she was undoubtedly disappointed with the postponement of the Olympic Games, safe to say, it turned out just right for her.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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