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“Hadn’t Paid Too Much Attention to Her”: Simone Biles’ Husband Jonathan Owens Makes a Shocking Revelation After Marriage

Published 05/28/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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After a year of feverish anticipation, Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens finally exchanged their vows earlier this year. Their wedding was a private affair that took place in Cabo, Mexico. Notably, the fan-favorite duo first met in 2020, before the celebrated gymnast had decided to take a sabbatical from competitive gymnastics. Biles and Owens connected over the celebrity dating app Raya in March 2020, and the Olympian made the first move.

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While both were well-recognized athletes, as it turned out, Owens had not been exposed to the gymnastics arena as much. The result? In his latest interview, the now-Green Bay Packers star talks about his life, the game, and more. And while doing so, makes a surprising revelation.

Jonathan Owens on being unaware of his wife Simone Biles’ journey


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On 24th May, the NFL star appeared in an interview with USA Today, where he profoundly discussed his deal with the Packers and shared some details from his wedding in Mexico. However, when talking about his relationship with Biles, Owens revealed he didn’t know much about her before they started dating in 2020.

I hadn’t paid too much attention to her journey and everything she’s been through,” conceded Owens. In fact, back in 2021, in an interview with Texas Monthly, Owens stressed that he “didn’t know who she was.” However, it turned out in his favor since that was one of the things that drew the star gymnast to him. He added, “I just hadn’t heard of her, and when I told her that, that’s one of the things she liked.”


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Cut to 2023, Owens is one of Biles’ most vocal fans; From celebrating her Presidential Medal of Freedom to winning hearts with his support at her International Invitational, he does it all. Notably, the 27-year-old never shies away from going above and beyond to praise Biles in her endeavors. In fact, the NFL star considers the gymnastics GOAT as his greatest source of motivation, hailing the Olympian for inspiring him and millions across the continents.


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Owens expressed his heartfelt praise for Biles

In a heartwarming conversation, the Packers defensive back expressed, “Just watching her and how she worked every day going into the Olympics – her focus and her drive – it just makes you want to get up and do something because your partner is doing that.”


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During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after Biles withdrew from the all-around finals, in the wake of mental health challenges, Owens stood by her side and supported the gymnast in her uphill battle. The couple never leaves any stone unturned in rendering their staunch support to each other. Now, with Owens’s new beginning, Biles is making sure her beau has all the support he needs; be it celebrating it on social media or showing it off in a customized outfit. Together, they indeed are a force to be reckoned with, don’t you agree?

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Purva Jain


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Purva Jain is a senior sports writer for Essentially Sports. With her expertise in surfing, Purva has a deep passion for the ocean and a love for the thrill of big waves. Author of ‘Gold and Brown’, ‘Chasing the North Star’ and ‘Light Beneath the Shadows’, Purva idolizes Kelly Slater, taking to heart his famous quote, "There's always a wave you want to surf.
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