Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens: Love, Strength, and Evolution
The article discusses the unlikely romance between NFL star Jonathan Owens and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. The couple, who met on the dating app Raya in 2020, recently shared their story on “The Pivot” podcast. Owens admitted to initially not recognizing Biles as a gymnastics icon, but their connection grew stronger after a match on the app. The relationship evolved as they texted and eventually met in person in Houston, with Owens confessing that Biles initially worked harder to make the romance happen.
Despite the couple’s happiness, social media backlash ensued after Owens’ comments on the podcast, where he downplayed his awareness of Biles’ fame and faced criticism for seemingly diminishing her achievements. In response, Owens posted wedding photos on Instagram, expressing being “unbothered” and emphasizing their commitment.
The article sheds light on the dynamics of their relationship, highlighting humorous moments from the podcast where the hosts teased Owens about being the lesser-known athlete. Biles, confident in her choices, affirmed her proactive role in initiating contact with Owens on the dating app and defended their relationship against social media criticism.
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