Who Has Simone Biles Dated? She's Been in 2 High-Profile Relationships
Legendary gymnast Simone Biles may boast an astonishing six national all-around titles and a record 25 World Championship medals — 19 of which are gold — but her relationship history isn't nearly as extensive. (TBH, the fact that she manages to find time to date at all is impressive.) While competing on Dancing With the Stars back in 2017, Simone even told Entertainment Tonight that she hadn't yet had a real boyfriend. "I have never had a boyfriend in my life," she told ET's Lauren Zima. "At 20 years old I feel like you should have gone through those things and gone on dates. I have been on like, maybe one proper date."
Things have changed since then, however, and over the years, Simone has had not one but two major romances. Here's everything you should know about her gymnast ex and her current football-playing boo.
Stacey Ervin Jr.
Though Simone first met fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin Jr. back in August 2014 during the P&G Gymnastics Championships, the two didn't become an item until nearly three years later. While Simone was participating on Dancing With the Stars, Simone's adopted mother and biological grandmother, Nellie Biles, hired Stacey to be a coach at her gym, and when Simone returned home from her DWTS stint, she and Stacey quickly reconnected. By August 2017, the pair were Instagram official, and in September, Simone opened up about the relationship during an interview with People, revealing their first date had been at a sushi restaurant.
The couple went on to date for nearly three years before going their separate ways in March 2020. Simone later confirmed the split during her cover story for the August 2020 issue of Vogue. "It's hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it," she said of the breakup. "But it was for the best." Luckily, it wasn't long before Simone moved on to someone new.
Simone first sparked dating rumors with Houston Texans player Jonathan Owens after she wished him a happy 25th birthday on her Instagram Stories in July 2020. By the following month, Simone and Jonathan were IG official, and they've been looking loved up together ever since. Although it's still unclear how she and Jonathan met, the two likely crossed paths after the Texans began their training camp that July (as Simone had been in Houston training at the World Champions Centre).
During a January 2021 appearance on the Today show, Simone gushed about her new man to host Hoda Kotb. "He's a real man. I just, I love him. We have a great time together," she said, later adding, "Our personalities match right up. We have the same sense of humor. And he's just great. He's an athlete, too, so we really understand each other, and I think that's why our relationship has been seamless." The best part: their dogs liked each other just as well as they do. "He also has a bulldog, so I feel like besides him being a cherry on top, that was really amazing, and our dogs get along well," she continued. Keep being cute, you two!