Who Is Simone Biles’s Fiancé, Jonathan Owens? Here's What We Know
Simone Biles's boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Jonathan Owens, has been popping up on the Olympian's Instagram feed pretty often these days.
Ever since they confirmed their relationship, the couple have been showing PDA with cozy getaway snaps and romantic tributes. In fact, in December 2021, Biles shared a message of support for Owens after attending one of his games. She wrote, "I’m so proud of you, watching you get your first NFL interception & fumble recovery was a dream! All the hard work is paying off & this is just the beginning! I love you @jowens_3."
Fast-forward to two months later and the pair have announced that they're engaged (!!!). But who exactly is Biles's husband-to-be? From his career beginnings to how he met the athlete, read on for everything we know about the NFL player.
1. Who Is Simone Biles’s Fiancé, Jonathan Owens?
Owens, 26, is currently a football safety for the Houston Texans. Raised in St. Louis, M.O., the NFL player's football career started in high school, when he played at Christian Brothers College. Then, he went on to play defensive back for Missouri Western State University.
Owens signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 before he joined the Houston Texans practice squad in the following year. Then, in 2020, he officially signed with the Texans.
2. Owens wanted to be a doctor
According to his profile on Missouri Western State University's official athletics page, Owens majored in pre-physical therapy and made the academic honor roll. His dream job at the time? To become a doctor.
3. He had no idea who Biles was when they first met
According to Texas Monthly, Owens and Biles first met on social media in March of 2020—right before the onset of the pandemic. But apparently, he wasn't yet aware of the gymnast's legendary status. He told the outlet, "Her work ethic was really the first thing that caught my eye. I never really watched gymnastics before I first started talking to her. When I met her, I honestly didn’t know who she was."
He continued, “We ended up hanging out right before the pandemic. It was one of the few times in her life where everything was just shut off and she couldn’t do anything. 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."
4. Owens described their relationship as a “match made in heaven”
During the same interview with Texas Monthly, Owens revealed that he fell head over heels because of her personality. He said, "Her energy is something. 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."
He added, "This was a match made in heaven. There’s no better person for me. She loves me, she’s so affectionate. I just love that. And it’s just intoxicating seeing how much work she puts into everything." It sounds like Cupid outdid himself with these two.
5. Owens is super supportive of Biles
If you recall, Owens was right there to cheer Biles on when she claimed her record seventh national women's all-around gymnastics title. He even took to Instagram and shared a sweet tribute that read, "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. Trials up next and you already know I’m there!! Love you baby."
Similarly, Biles has also been showing her support for Owens by attending his games. In one post from 2020, she posed with Brittani Powe (NFL player Scott Phillips's fiancée) while sporting a jacket with Owens's name and jersey number. She wrote, "They’ve got our backs and we’ve got theirs."
6. Owens is a proud dog dad
A passion for sports isn't the only thing that Owens has in common with Biles. Like the famous gymnast, he's also a big lover of dogs.
Owens has a bulldog named Zeus and even runs an Instagram account, @zeusthebulldog36, on his behalf. Naturally, the page is filled with fun snaps of Zeus playing, and the official bio reads, "Most energetic English Bulldog you’ve ever met. I love food, chewing on anything i can find, and taking long naps. Son to @jowens_3. Aspiring model."
A talented athlete and caring dog dad? We can totally see why Simone said "yes" to Jonathan.
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