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Simone Biles, the most accomplished American gymnast in history, revealed that she has a new piece of hardware for her large collection: an engagement ring.
Biles, 24, announced his engagement to Houston Texans defender Jonathan Owens on social media Tuesday.
“THE EASIEST YES,” Biles wrote in the caption on Instagram, adding: “I can not wait to spend forever and always with you, you are everything I dreamed of and more! Let’s get married FIANCÉ”
“Woke up this morning with a fiance,” Owens said of the Valentine’s Day engagement.
Both Biles ‘and Owens’ posts show the moment he fell to his knees, as well as a picture of him lifting her up.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist met Owens, 26, via social media in early 2020.
“He wanted to say I slipped into his DMs. I saw him and I thought, ‘Oh, he’s pretty cute,’ so I said hello … and then I saw he was in Houston- the area so we started chatting a bit and then we went to hang out a week or two later, “Biles told the Wall Street Journal in July 2021.
Biles most recently won a silver medal with the American team and a bronze in beam at the Olympics in Tokyo. She withdrew midway through the team competition with reference to her mental health, and then withdrew from all the individual events until she returned to compete in balance beam.
In August, Biles said she was unsure what was next for her in the competition, including a potential bid for the 2024 Paris Games.
In his career, Biles has won seven Olympic medals and 25 World Cup medals.