Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens have taken their relationship to the next level proving that they are indeed a match made in athlete heaven!
Just a day after Valentine’s Day, Biles stopped the internet when she announced her engagement to her boyfriend of two years! See photos of the heartwarming proposal below!
Simone Biles And Jonathan Owens Are ENGAGED
The world-class gymnast broke the exciting news on Instagram, sharing a carousel of photos from what looked like the most romantic proposal ever.
Biles looked breathtaking, sporting a black leather ruched dress with a pair of matching YSL heels. Her hair was styled into loose wavy beach curls and her nails perfectly manicured for the special occasion.
On the other hand, Owens looked all shades of dapper in a tan suit over a black turtle neck as he got down on one knee to pop the big question. The couple looked so in love as they stared into each other’s eyes and couldn’t stop smiling.
It’s unsure where the proposal took place from the photos shared, but the pair were seen in a gazebo. Biles sweetly documented all the proposal stages, from Owens going down on one knee to her staring at the ring in shock and then jumping into her lover’s arms to celebrate the milestone.
The lovebirds shared an intimate kiss as Owens carried the five-time World All-Around champion, and in the next slide, Biles couldn’t close her mouth as she soaked in her engagement ring.
Luckily, the athlete didn’t leave fans out, as she gave a closer look at the blinding ring in the concluding frames of her post. She even shared a video of the oval-cut diamond ring with a sparkly diamond-encrusted band, and whew!
The Easiest Yes Biles Ever Said!
After the heart-melting proposal, the soon-to-be-married couple took the celebration to a restaurant and raised their glasses of champagne as they shared yet another kiss. Who can blame them!
Biles wasn’t short of words as she wrote in the accompanying caption, “THE EASIEST YES…I can’t wait to spend forever & ever with you, you’re everything I dreamed of and more! let’s get married FIANCÉ 💍 @jowens_3.”
The super proud fiance declared his love to his soon-to-be bride in the comments section. “Ready for forever with you ❤️,” he gushed.
Congratulatory messages have since flooded the record-breaking athlete from fans and colleagues. Fellow gymnast Nastia Liukin commented, “SOOOOOO FREAKING HAPPPY” alongside a couple of red heart emojis, while actress Taraji P. Henson wrote, “Congrats sunshine.”
Sunisa Lee didn’t hold back her joy as she wrote, “IM SCREAMING IM SO HAPPY 😭❤️❤️❤️❤️” while “DWTS” pro-dancer Sasha Farber added, “Omggggggggg congratulations.”
A Look At Biles And Owens’ Relationship Timeline
Per reports, the engaged couple first crossed paths via the dating app Raya in March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, Biles had just ended her relationship with fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin Jr.
Owens, an NFL Player, said he had no idea who Biles was when they chatted on the dating app. “I just hadn’t heard of her, and when I told her that, that’s one of the things she liked,” he shared.
The lovebirds began spending time together amid the pandemic, thanks to the postponement of the 2020 Olympics. The pair used the lockdown to bond and get to know each other better than their busy careers would have allowed them to.
By August 2020, Biles and Owens went Instagram official, and the duo has remained unstoppable ever since. The pair never shied away from serenading fans with numerous PDA pics. They also never failed to celebrate milestones and festivities with shoutouts on social media.
When Biles went to Japan for the Olympics, Owens was her biggest cheerleader, shouting her praises through it all even when she bowed out from the competition due to mental health challenges.
Biles’ engagement comes months after she hinted at quitting her thriving gymnastics career to preserve her “peace.” The 24-year-old has been nothing but candid about the mental health struggles that come with the game.
However, with a wedding on the way, the athlete might give it all up and focus on starting a family with Owens. Congratulations to Owens and Biles on the milestone!