Simone Biles Debuts New Boyfriend Jonathan Owens on Instagram: "It's Just Us"

Samantha Vincenty
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Photo credit: Instagram, @simonebiles
Photo credit: Instagram, @simonebiles

From Oprah Magazine

  • Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles just confirmed her relationship with NFL player Jonathan Owens.

  • The news was revealed in Biles's August 2 Instagram post, captioned, "Just us."

  • Biles and her previous boyfriend, Stacey Ervin Jr., broke up earlier this year.

Simone Biles has been keeping her fans entertained on social media throughout 2020, sharing poolside bikini pics, her take on the handstand challenge, and completely insane at-home gymnastics workouts. And now, according to her latest Instagram post, it looks like Ms. Biles has found love in a hopeless place (aka a pandemic-mandated quarantine). The history-making gymnast has gone IG-official with her new boyfriend, NFL player football Jonathan Owens.

Biles and her beau revealed their relationship on August 2, when Biles shared two snuggly selfies of the couple. "It's just us," she captioned the photos, sharing a bonus pic of the pair on her Instagram Story (because true love deserves the story AND the feed).

The Olympic champion split from her former boyfriend of nearly three years, Stacey Ervin Jr., in early March. Biles confirmed the breakup in her July Vogue cover story, saying, "It’s hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it. But it was for the best."

Here's what we know about Simone Biles's new boyfriend, Jonathan Owens (aside from the fact that they look adorable together).

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it’s just us 🤎

A post shared by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 2, 2020 at 11:57am PDT

Owens is a 25-year-old NFL football player.

He's currently a safety for the Houston Texans, and a former player for the Arizona Cardinals. Prior to joining the NFL, Owens played college football at Missouri Western State, working as a server at Red Lobster to support himself.

After a knee injury kept him off the field during his rookie season with the Cardinals, they released him in August 2019. Owens was signed to the Texans' practice squad a month later, and he inked a reserve/future contract with the team in January 2020.

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Got somethin to prove 😈

A post shared by Jonathan Owens 🏈 (@jowens_3) on Jul 31, 2020 at 4:10pm PDT

Biles and Owens are both living in Texas for work.

While it's not confirmed how—and when—the two struck up a romance, Biles and Owens' professions currently have them residing in the same state. While the Texans' training camp began in late July, Biles returned to her own gymnastics training at Houston-area facility World Champions Centre back in mid-May.

His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Owens celebrated his 25th birthday on July 22, 2020. He re-shared well wishes from fans and his team, and took time to reflect in an Instagram post. "Chapter 2️⃣5️⃣ ‼️ It’s a blessing to see how far I’ve come and I’m excited to see what the future holds for me," he wrote. "The support is real, I appreciate all the birthday wishes."

Biles is a Pisces, by the way, for all you zodiac compatibility fans out there.

Biles sparked speculation with her own birthday greeting for Owens.

Her "Happy 25th birthday" Instagram story post came with a photo of Owens giving Biles a piggyback ride, making it clear the two had become close pals at the very least (and hanging out at home).

"Hope this year brings you everything you want and more," Biles added in the story post, which was captured by eagle-eyed gossip site The Shade Room.

Biles has been liking his Instas since November 2019.

While it's still unclear when the couple met, Elle points out that Owens first hearted a post of Owens on the field at a football game, extolling the virtues of trusting in God. According to Elle, her second like—of a shirtless photo of Owens on a Miami hotel deck—came right around the time of her breakup with Ervin Jr.

While Owens doesn't post to his feed very often, Biles has been double-tapping that on every one of his photos since.

He's a dog lover, like his girlfriend.

Owens has an English Bulldog named Zeus. He's even got his own Instagram account—just like Biles's French Bulldogs, Lilo and Rambo—and I think we can all agree that Zeus looks like a VERY GOOD BOY. Here's Zeus just lounging on the patio, showing off his bottom teeth.

While Zeus has yet to appear on Lilo and Rambo's Instagram, we're keeping our eyes peeled. Shared pets may be a milestone that's further down the road for these two.

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