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“Gymnastics Is Not That Hard”: NFL Star Fiance Disrespected Simone Biles, Before Getting a Reality Check in 2021

Published 11/04/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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In 2020, Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens surprised the world by making their relationship public. The couple met on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic and connected really well. Recently, Jonathan and Simone announced their engagement in February 2022. Since then, the couple has been busy planning their dream wedding. No matter how dreamy their story sounds, there was a time when Owens did not know much about the world’s greatest Olympic gymnast.

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Simone and Jonathan have celebrated athletic careers, respectively. Owens is a defensive player for the Houston Texans in the NFL. After every contract, Owens has been re-signing contracts for Texans since 2019, being one of the key players. On the other hand, bagging around 25 world champion medals, Simone Biles is the most decorated gymnast ever.


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Jonathan Owens underestimated gymnastics

Ever since the couple has come together, Owens has been very supportive of Simone. More so, when Biles withdrew her name from several categories during Tokyo Olympics 2021 for her mental wellness, she received immense support from Owens. However, before this, Jonathan Owens looked down upon gymnastics as a sport. 


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He confessed to Texas Monthly in a 2021 interview: “It took me a while to come to grips with how hard her sport was,” Owens continued: “When we were first together, I was like, `Man, you can’t come outside and guard these wide receivers. Gymnastics is not that hard.”


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Then to gather more knowledge of gymnastics, he viewed several videos of Simone Biles competing in championships. He was startled to watch his girlfriend stretch and fold her body in unimaginable ways. Also, for the first time, Jonathan Owens went to see Biles competing live in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2021. She claimed her seventh U.S title in that competition, which made Owens respect the sport more than ever.

How are Simone Biles and Jonathan together?


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Jonathan, who did not know Biles, got attracted to her after seeing her four million Instagram followers. The couple got to know each other well when both Biles’s Summer Olympics and Owens’s NFL training camp got postponed by the pandemic. Owens believed it was a match made in heaven after knowing each other well.

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They understand each other and provide support. Being each other’s greatest source of motivation, Jonathan and Simone are happiest in their relationship presently.




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