Saturday, January 22

Top of Their Game! Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens' Relationship Timeline


A match made in world-class athlete heaven! Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens‘ relationship began during the coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve still managed to squeeze in tons of adventures together.

The Olympic gold medalist and Houston Texans safety met via the dating app Raya in March 2020. “I didn’t know who she was,” the NFL player told Texas Monthly in June 2021. “I just hadn’t heard of her, and when I told her that, that’s one of the things she liked.”

Though the pandemic caused the 2020 Olympics to get pushed back a year, the break in Biles’ training schedule allowed the pair to get closer. “It was one of the few times in her life where everything was just shut off and she couldn’t do anything,” Owens explained. “So we used it to get to know each other — really get to know each other. It created our bond and made it stronger. Now I’m so thankful.”

The gymnast is seemingly as fearless when it comes to dating as she is on the mat. “He would say I slid into his DMs,” she told the Wall Street Journal in July 2021. “I saw him and I was like, ‘Oh, he’s pretty cute,’ so I said hi. And then I saw that he was in the Houston area, so we started chatting a little bit, and then we went to hang out a week or two later.”

Because of COVID-19 protocols at the postponed Olympics, Owens wasn’t able to accompany Biles to Tokyo, but he offered his support from afar. After the Texas native withdrew from the team’s all-around finals and individual all-around competition, her boyfriend sent her his love via Instagram.

“Imma ride with you through whatever baby,” he wrote in July 2021. “Your strength and courage is unmatched and you inspire me more and more everyday SB Top of Their Game! Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens' Relationship Timeline simone-biles-didnt-quit-olympics-final-my-safety-was-at-risk You always gone be my champ baby and don’t you ever forget that, i love you so much and i can’t wait till you come home and i get to see that beautiful smile again. You know I’m always here for you baby.”

In response, Biles replied, “I love you so much.” She later withdrew from the vault and floor exercise finals, but returned for balance beam and took home the bronze medal.

“Not at all how I imagined or dreamed my second Olympics would go but blessed to represent the USA,” she wrote via Instagram in August 2021 after winning her seventh Olympic medal. “I’ll forever cherish this unique Olympic experience. Thanks everyone for the endless love and support. I’m truly grateful.”

Keep scrolling for a complete timeline of Biles and Owens’ relationship:

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March 2020

After the couple met, Owens was instantly smitten. “Her energy is something,” he told Texas Monthly. “She’s always happy, giggly, bubbly. If I’ve had a tough day at the office, I wouldn’t want to take that home to her.”

 

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December 2020

The twosome spent Christmas and New Year’s together to wrap up a tough year. “Always good to spend Christmas with the fam,” Owens wrote via Instagram. “Happy holidays to everyone!”

 

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January 2021

Biles commemorated her boyfriend’s third year in the NFL with a sweet Instagram post. “Year 3 in the books, couldn’t be more proud of you,” she wrote.

 

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February 2021

The athletes spent their first Valentine’s Day together among a lavish display of balloons.

 

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March 2021

“Got the hottest chick in the game wearin’ my chain,” Owens wrote via Instagram to celebrate Biles’ birthday. “Wishing the happiest 24th birthday to my lady, I’m so excited for what the future holds for us and I can’t wait to celebrate many more with you. I love you baby.”

 

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June 2021

After the Missouri native watched Biles compete for the first time, he shared his thoughts about seeing her in action. “What an amazing experience,” he wrote via Instagram. “First time getting to watch you compete in person and you didn’t disappoint. It’s so cool that I get to watch you do what you love, and be the best at that ‼️ I’m so proud of you my lil champ.”

 

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July 2021

The duo competed in a “friendly” rope challenge posted to social media (which Biles handily won).

 

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July 2021

The gymnast wished Owens a happy 26th birthday from Japan. “I love you so much,” she wrote via Instagram. “Can’t wait to celebrate you when I get home! thanks for keeping me sane during the craziest times. an ear to vent too, someone to share fun times with and make the best of memories 🖤 not sure how I got so lucky & what I’d do without you! But I hope you have the best day ever. Not too much fun without me tho hahaha.”

 

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August 2021

After returning home from the Olympics, Biles visited Owens at a Texans practice, where they shared a kiss on the field.

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