Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is engaged to her NFL player boyfriend Jonathan Owens less than two years after they met on social media.
Biles, 24, announced the happy news on Instagram sharing several photos of the moment Owens, 26, got down on one knee to pop the question on Valentine’s Day.
The loved-up couple beamed in the images, which also show Owens lifting Biles up and kissing her.
‘THE EASIEST YES,’ the pro gymnast gushed. ‘I can’t wait to spend forever & ever with you, you’re everything I dreamed of and more! let’s get married FIANCÉ.’
A closeup and a video spotlight Biles’ new diamond ring, which features a three-carat oval-cut diamond on a band inlaid with more diamonds.
Owens commented on Biles’ celebratory post, writing simply: ‘Ready for forever with you.’
Owens, surprisingly, admitted that he didn’t actually know about the gold medalist was when she contact him.
‘I didn’t know who she was,’ he told Texas Monthly. ‘I just hadn’t heard of her, and when I told her that, that’s one of the things she liked.’
He said they ended up ‘hanging out right before the pandemic.’
‘It was one of the few times in her life where everything was just shut off and she couldn’t do anything. So we used it to get to know each other — really get to know each other. It created our bond and made it stronger. Now I’m so thankful.’
They made things Instagram official on August 2 of that year, when Biles shared a photo of them smiling together and another of Owens kissing her cheek.