NFL Star Jonathan Owens Reveals How He Met Gymnastics Icon Simone Biles on Dating App
In a surprising revelation, NFL pro Jonathan Owens recently shared the story of how he first connected with his now-wife, gymnastics superstar Simone Biles, on the exclusive dating app Raya. Owens, 28, disclosed the details of their initial encounter during a candid conversation on “The Pivot” podcast, hosted by former NFL stars Ryan Clark, Fred Taylor, and Channing Crowder.
According to Owens, he had been on the app for only a few days when Biles, a highly decorated gymnast, appeared as a potential match in 2020. Admitting his lack of knowledge about gymnastics, Owens swiped right, discovering that they were a mutual match. The Green Bay Packers safety, playing for the Houston Texans at the time, shared that Biles had found his Instagram profile and liked his posts, leading to a message from her saying, “hey.”
“I didn’t know who she was at the time,” Owens confessed, expressing his initial disbelief. However, their connection deepened as they began texting, eventually leading to an in-person meeting in Houston just days later.
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Despite Owens’ initial hesitation to commit, the couple quickly hit it off during their first hangout. Owens recounted a moment when he realized the magnitude of Biles’ fame as they walked in public, with fans, especially kids, reacting with awe and admiration.
Throughout the podcast, the hosts playfully teased Owens about being the “lesser-known” athlete in the relationship. Despite the banter, Biles defended Owens and confidently asserted that, in a few years, people would refer to her as “Jonathan Owens’ wife.”
The couple’s relationship history came under scrutiny on social media after the podcast aired, particularly a comment from Owens suggesting that men are the “catch” in relationships. In response to the backlash, Owens shared photos from their wedding day on Instagram, captioned with “Unbothered 😂❤️ Just know we locked in over here” and a fingers-crossed emoji. Biles, commenting on the post, echoed his sentiment with “For life” along with a lips emoji.