Gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has proven time and time again that she is the G.O.A.T. She’s not afraid to show her talent and take on new challenges, that means going for those challenges with her boyfriend, Jonathan Owens, a football player from the Houston Texans. Recently, Biles posted a clip from her Facebook Watch docuseries, Simone Vs Herself, showcasing a rope-climbing race between herself and Owens. Despite giving Owens a head start of more than a foot, Biles effortlessly won the race and the couple’s $50 wager. “Never underestimate a gymnast,” she wrote in the caption. “Nothing like a friendly challenge with your boyfriend.”
Biles and Owens first went public with their relationship in August 2020, sharing a simple selfie with the caption, “It’s just us 🤎.” Since then, they’ve become one of the most adorable couples on social media, frequently sharing sweet vacation photos, holiday tributes, and matching moments. Here’s everything we know about the couple.
First things first: Biles and Owens are now married! The couple tied the knot on April 22, 2023, and celebrated the occasion with stunning wedding portraits captured by Houston-based photographer Rachel Taylor. In the pictures, Owens was wearing a four-tiered white gown with a plunging halter neckline and strappy open back. “I do 🤍 officially owens 🤍,” Biles wrote in the Instagram post, while Owens commented, “Wifey got a great ring to it ❤️💍 First day of forever 🤞🏽.”
But before the wedding, there was a proposal. Owens popped the question to Biles on Valentine’s Day 2022, and the Olympian shared the happy news on Instagram, along with a photo of Owens getting down on one knee in a gazebo. In the photo, Biles wore a leather ruched mini dress and black strappy sandals with gold heels. “THE EASIEST YES,” she wrote in the caption. “I can’t wait to spend forever & ever with you, you’re everything I dreamed of and more! let’s get married FIANCÉ 💍🥺🥲🤎 @jowens_3.” Owens also shared the proposal to his social media feed, writing, “Woke up this morning with a fiancée 💍❤️. Appreciate my dawg @don_julio314 for helping me set everything up, she really had no clue what was coming 😂 @zofrost you went crazy on this one bro really made the night special 🙌🏽.”
But enough about their romance, let’s talk about the athletes themselves. Owens, who is 25 and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, is a safety for the Houston Texans. He started playing football in high school and went on to play college ball for Missouri Western State University. He entered the NFL in 2018 and played for the Arizona Cardinals before joining the Houston Texans practice squad in 2019. He officially signed with the Texans in 2020, and both he and Biles live in the Houston area.
When Owens and Biles aren’t dominating their sports, they’re loving pup parents. Owens is the proud dad of a two-year-old bulldog named Zeus, and Biles has two French bulldogs, Lilo and Rambo. Both pups have made appearances on each other’s Instagram feeds, with captions referring to them as siblings. How cute is that?
So how did this athletic power couple meet? They connected over social media in March 2020, but Owens didn’t initially recognize Biles.