Olympian Simone Biles is Engaged to Boyfriend Jonathan Owens
It was an extra-special Valentine's Day for Olympian Simone Biles and longtime boyfriend Jonathan Owens. On February 15, the athletic power couple took to Instagram to announce their engagement. "THE EASIEST YES," Biles captioned a photo dump of images from the proposal. "I can't wait to spend forever & ever with you, you're everything I dreamed of and more! let's get married FIANCÉ." In his own post, Owens, a football player for the Houston Texans added, "Woke up this morning with a fiancée…she really had no clue what was coming."
Both posts included a closeup video of Biles' ring, which is aligned with the top trends of 2022: it appears to be an elongated oval-cut diamond set on a sparkling white gold pavé band (a stark contrast from her extensive collection of gold medals).
After the engagement, which took place in a private gazebo, the two celebrated with glasses of champagne at a romantic dinner.
The proposal took place nearly two years after the duo met on the celebrity dating app Raya in March 2020, just before the pandemic began. They made their romance Instagram-official in August of that year, with a selfie captioned, "It's just us."
The athletes often share their love on social media, frequently attending each others' games and competitions. In July 2021, when Biles withdrew from two Olympic events due to mental health concerns, Owens fiercely advocated for his girlfriend. "Imma ride with you through whatever baby," he wrote on Instagram at the time. "Your strength and courage is unmatched and you inspire me more and more everyday SB. You always gone be my champ baby and don't you ever forget that, i love you so much and i can't wait till you come home and i get to see that beautiful smile again. You know I'm always here for you baby."
In August of that year, Biles honored their one-year anniversary online. "Oops I forgot to tell y'all that we've been dating for more than a year," she captioned photos with Owens. "So happy past 1 year to the best thing that's ever happened to you: ME 🤍🤣."