After Admitting to Wanting Kids, Simone Biles Joins Olivia Dunne to Welcome a Special Angel With Heartfelt Wishes

Published 11/09/2023, 7:57 AM EST

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Wasn’t 2023 a successful one for US Gymnastics? A year when the athletes’ touching personal stories were equally significant to their incredible professional growth. Consider the case of LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne who found love in MLB great Paul Skenes and finally recovered her footing on the mats. Then there is legendary gymnast Simone Biles who grabbed the spotlight with her triumphant comeback after marrying Jonathan Owens. When word spread that Biles wanted to have a family with Owens, her horde of admirers grew even more devoted to her.

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Amidst these sporting titans, a former gymnast from LSU and member of the USA National team, who has journeyed an identical route, announced her pregnancy. Learning about the same, Dunne and Biles joined in celebrating the newcomer.

Olivia Dunne joined gymnastics GOAT in a hearty welcome

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Former American artistic gymnast Alexis “Lexie” Priessman left her impact on the sport by competing for the United States in a number of international championships and joining the National Team from 2010 to 2013. Priessman was also a valuable gymnast for the LSU Tigers throughout the 2015–16 season. Fast forward to now, she married Cory Matthew Heffron, a baseball player, on August 29, 2023, in a beautiful ceremony. “Life is about to get a little bit sweeter!” Priessman wrote in her recent post on Instagram along with adorable photos, expressing her enthusiasm for the new chapter and looking forward to the birth of their bundle of joy.

The couple shared two pictures from their photoshoot; Priessman wore a white puff sleeves top with jeans while Heffron dressed in casual grey jeans and a black tee with a cap. Just pure joy reflecting on their pictures as the retired gymnast further added, “Baby Heffron we can’t wait to meet you 💗💙.” Adding to their happiness, many familiar names joined in. Olivia Dunne wrote, “Congratulations!” with a red heart. Simone Biles also wished the adorable couple, saying, “congrats” with a white heart.

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Just this week, Dunne herself spoke about her balance of newly acquired fame upon becoming an internet celebrity. In an interview with People, she said, “This year I have the best grasp on it. The past few years, juggling NIL or ever since my sophomore year, since the summer of 2021, I’ve definitely had a hard time finding balance.” Not long back, the media was knee-bent on her relationship status confirmation until her boyfriend Paul Skenes finally confessed. Ahead of these two lovebirds stand Biles and Owens who have been open about their future plans in public.

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Simone Biles talks about her future babies with husband

In an interview at the beginning of the year, Biles candidly stated that she and her then-fiance Owens wanted to have kids. In their humorous conversation, Biles revealed that there could be a difference in their desired number of children. She said, “He always says he wants a football team, but he usually says three.” However, following that, Biles answered a few questions in an interactive “ask me anything” session on Instagram. One question in particular was if she would like children and how many she would prefer.

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Biles said, “yes we want kids. I would say 2 & Jonathan would say 3 is the perfect number.” Later, she added, “I don’t want to be outnumbered lolz,” adding a little levity and honesty to her statement. At the time, their fans also conjectured in a lighthearted manner about Owens’ joke about owning an entire squad of kids. Serving as examples of their exemplary contributors in athletics, these pairs have set a high bar in every milestone they achieve.

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Divya Purohit

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Hi there! I am Divya Purohit, and I am a Olympics sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an avid sports junkie I delved in the world of sports journalism and started crafting content around my favorite athletes. By means of my distinct storytelling approach, I provide perceptive viewpoints on diverse sports stories.
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