Simone Biles has a new “boo” and she made sure Instagram was well aware of him today. The Olympic medalist, reported for months to have split from boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr. before finally confirming it herself, updated her Instagram on Sunday with NFL star Jonathan Owens.
Captioned “Just me and my boo,” the photo showed the 23-year-old gymnast with 25-year-old boyfriend Owens – Ervin Jr., meanwhile, is speculated to have cheated on Simone over Valentine’s Day this year. A kiss on the cheek in today’s photos seemed to confirm the new couple.
Scroll for the photos clocking Simone over 200,000 likes in an hour. They came shortly after the Ohio native went cryptic as she wrote: “New life who dis” while flaunting her jaw-dropping abs.
The first snap showed Simone and Houston Texans player Jonathan smiling for a home selfie, with Simone flashing hints of her killer body in a stylish and black sheer shirt with a matching bra underneath. The second shot upped the ante a little as the 30-time World and Olympic medalist got a snuggly cheek kiss from her man while smiling with closed eyes.
The thumbs-up was clear as fans wrote: “Too cute!!!” and “Couples goals!” but likewise obvious were questions from Simone’s 3.8 million followers. Biles confirmed her split from 26-year-old Ervin in March, per her Vogue interview, but fans seem to have missed it.
“What happened w the other dude?? I’m honestly just so confused,” one fan wrote.
“?????? LOL what happened to her other bf,” another said.
While one fan seemed convince by the cheating rumors, another defended Biles writing: “They broke up duh. She doesn’t have to disclose why.”
Simone was profiled by Vogue recently, confirming to the magazine that she had called it quits with Stacey. The former couple began dating in 2017 following Stacey being hired as a coach at Simone’s gym. He then proved a viral affair for cheering his girlfriend on virtually when she competed in Germany.
Simone unfollowed Stacey on Instagram in March after he didn’t wish her a happy birthday. Since then, Simone has opened up telling Vogue: “It’s hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it. But it was for the best.”
Simone’s Vogue cover, controversial over its Annie Leibowitz-shot photo, brought a full interview. Simone, who is backing Black Lives Matter, addressed being black in an industry that’s largely white-dominated.
“Growing up, I didn’t see very many Black gymnasts,” she said. “So whenever I did, I felt really inspired to go out there and want to be as good as them. I remember watching Gabby Douglas win the 2012 Olympics, and I was like, If she can do it, I can do it.”