Simone Biles, America’s most accomplished gymnast in history, has revealed she has a new piece of jewelry for her big collection: an engagement ring.
Biles, 24, announced her engagement to Houston Texans defensive back Jonathan Owens on social media Tuesday.
“EASIEST YES,” Biles wrote in the caption on Instagram, adding, “I can’t wait to spend eternity and eternity with you, you are everything I dreamed of and more! Let’s get married FIANÇÉ “
“I woke up this morning with a fiancé,” Owens said of the Valentine’s Day engagement.
Biles and Owens’ posts show the moment he got down on one knee, as well as a photo of him lifting her up.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist met Owens, 26, via social media in early 2020.
“He was saying I snuck into his DMs. I saw him and I was like, ‘Oh, he’s kinda cute,’ so I said hello…and then I saw he was in the Houston area, so we started chatting for a bit and then went on a date a week or two later,” Biles told The Wall Street Journal in July 2021.
Biles recently won a silver medal with Team USA and a bronze medal on balance beam at the Tokyo Olympics. She withdrew in the middle of the team competition, citing her sanity, then withdrew from all individual events until she returned to compete on beam.
In August, Biles said she wasn’t sure what’s next for her competitively, including a potential bid for the 2024 Paris Games.
During his career, Biles has won seven Olympic medals and 25 world championship medals.