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Simone Biles Receives High Praise From Jonathan Owens For Olympics Achievement

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on July 2, 2024 at 10:15 AM EDT

Simone Biles, 27, is making history once again as the oldest American woman to make an Olympic gymnastics team since the 1950s.

She, alongside Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles, Jade Carey, and Hezly Rivera, will be the face of Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics, which kick off on July 26.

Shortly after Simone Biles was announced as part of Team USA, her husband, NFL player Jonathan Owens, shared a heartfelt post on social media, grabbing the attention of thousands of fans.

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What Did Jonathan Owens Say In His Sweet Message?

Jonathan Owens and Simone Biles posing in front of the beach
Instagram | Jonathan Owens

Jonathan Owens, who was in the crowd cheering on Simone Biles alongside her family at the Olympic Trials, showed his pride in his wife on social media hours after the gymnast made history.

"No words can describe how proud of you I am, baby," he began. "Just knowing all the work that you put in and everything that you’ve been through, and to still come back and be as dominant as ever, I was speechless."

As The Blast previously reported, Simone dropped out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to mental health struggles, citing the "twisties." Since then, the 27-year-old has sought professional help and continues seeing her therapist weekly.

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"I’m so thankful to be a part of this journey with you, and I can't wait to be able to watch you out there in Paris," he added as the Bears gave him time off of training camp to be at the big games to support his wife. "I’m so happy for you babe!!!! Cheers to going to your third Olympic Games!!!!!! It just sounds so surreal being able to say my wife is the best to EVER do it; how did I get so lucky? I love you so much."

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Fans Gush Over Jonathan Owens's Praise For Simone Biles

Owens's post has gained over 75k likes and nearly 600 comments from fans, who gushed over his love for Simone.

"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how supportive and present you are!!" one user wrote. "She is truly an inspiration to all women, but especially young girls. My daughter was going through some things at the same time as Simone was, and she paid attention to how Simone handled it, and took care of herself, and surrounded herself with support. For that alone, thank you so much."

Another commented, "You brought out a softness and confidence to her that is just beautiful. Thank you for loving her the way you do - now, let’s go get some gold."

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A third expressed, "Love!!! I love the way you love her! There’s a glow about her since you popped the question and a smile that hasn’t left her face! The [goat emoji] got herself a supportive husband!"

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Simone Biles Is Ready For The 2024 Olympics!

Simone Biles at the 2024 Olympic Trials

After securing a spot on Team USA for the Paris Olympics, Simone expressed how motivated she and her teammates are to compete against several other gymnasts around the world.

“This is definitely our redemption tour,” she said earlier this week, per AP. “I feel like we all have more to give.”

Fans immediately rallied behind the gymnast, showing their support and gratitude towards her and her character. "To see her so loved by so many is truly amazing," one social media user expressed on Owens's post. "Such an inspiration."

"Simone is just one of the most talented and dynamic athletes ever!" another said.

Watch Her Taylor Swift-Inspired Floor Routine

Simone made headlines over the weekend for her incredible floor performance, featuring Taylor Swift's "...Ready For It" and “Delresto (Echoes)” by Travis Scott and Beyoncé. It gained so much attention that even Ms. Swift herself reacted to the routine.

"Watched this so many times and still unready. She’s ready for it tho," Swift wrote on X, per People Magazine.

The now-viral floor routine drew inspiration by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a groundbreaking contemporary dance company founded by Ailey in 1958.

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What Inspired The Now-Viral Floor Routine?

Simone Biles at the 2024 Olympic Trials

“I wanted to have an Alvin Ailey mindset just because of what they represented,” Grégory Milan, the French choreographer behind the routine, told the New York Times of Simone's floor routine.

“At the beginning, I had in mind that she would do something that shows she’s emerging, that she’s breaking the barriers a bit of gymnastics to say: ‘It’s over now, I’m not a little girl anymore," he added. "After everything I’ve gone through, I’m now a businesswoman, I’m a married woman, I’m a happy woman.'”

The 2024 Paris Olympics kick off on July 26.

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