NFL Player Jonathan Owens Said He Didn't Know Who Simone Biles Was Before They Started Dating

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Simone Biles is an Olympic gold medalist and the most decorated gymnast in history.

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But that doesn't mean that everyone in the world knows who she is. Apparently, including her own boyfriend.

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On an episode of her Facebook Watch docuseries, her boyfriend, Jonathan Owens, talked about meeting his superstar girlfriend and having no idea who she was.

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"Her work ethic was really the first thing that caught my eye. I never really watched gymnastics before I first started talking to her," he shared. "When I met her, I honestly didn’t know who she was. It was just kind of like, 'Oh, she’s got a lot of followers. You know, she must be pretty good or something.'"

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Pretty good?! How about one of the best in the world?!

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Jamie Squire / Getty Images

The NFL player soon learned — thanks to his friends and family — that he wasn't dating just any regular athlete.

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"That’s how I would tell people, and they’re like, 'Simone Biles?! You for real, the gymnast?!' And I’m like, 'Man, she’s good like that?!' Like I didn’t [know]," he shared about falling for her.

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A lot of fans are calling BS on his claim about not knowing the gymnast.

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One fan was impressed he was able to keep a straight face through the interview.

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A different person commented on the fact that her social media clearly highlights exactly who she is.

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A different fan gave him a plausible lie for next time.

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Another fan kept it real, saying, "You knew who that lady was."

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Well, he knows who she is now, and something tells me he won't forget anytime soon.

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