Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens' Relationship Timeline

From connecting through a dating app to getting married, here's a look back at Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens' love story

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Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens. Photo: simone biles/ instagram

Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens are married!

The couple tied the knot on April 22, 2023, after getting engaged in February 2022. A few weeks later, they hosted a second wedding celebration in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The Olympic gymnast and NFL Houston Texans officially met for the first time in March 2020, but they coincidentally crossed paths months before that.

In January 2022, Biles recounted the time she was invited to lead the Texans out of the tunnel for a home team advantage in December 2019. Ironically, Owens could be seen in the background of her photos from that day.

"God works in mysterious ways," Biles wrote, per a screenshot taken by the New York Post.

During their relationship, the two have not shied away from giving glimpses of their sweet romance, including adorable PDA-filled pics and heartfelt sentimental messages about each other.

From their first interaction to tying the knot, take a look back at Biles and Owens' sweet love story.

March 2020: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens officially meet

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Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens. simone biles/ instagram

Despite Biles and Owens' close encounter during the Texans game in 2019, the two officially met via the dating app Raya in March 2020 — and it was Biles who made the first move.

"He would say I slid into his DMs," the gymnast told the Wall Street Journal. "I saw him and I was like, 'Oh, he's pretty cute,' so I said hi ... and then I saw that he was in the Houston area, so we started chatting a little bit, and then we went to hang out a week or two later."

Although both are well-known athletes, Owens wasn't familiar with Biles at first. "I didn't know who she was," he told Texas Monthly in June 2021. "I just hadn't heard of her, and when I told her that, that's one of the things she liked."

March 2020: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens start dating

Since Biles and Owens met at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were able to spend a lot of time together while they had time off — a perk that the busy athletes don't typically have with their packed schedules.

"It was one of the few times in [Simone's] life where everything was just shut off and she couldn't do anything," Owens told Today. "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."

Biles told Access Hollywood that the two would alternate going to each other's houses and their dogs would play while they would hang out. "We kind of had that time to ourselves, see if we like each other... and it kinda worked," Biles said. "We kind of were just like magnets."

April 2020: Jonathan Owens falls for Simone Biles

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Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens. Jonathan Owens/instagram

During a February 2022 interview with Today, Owens reflected on the exact moment he began to fall for Biles, saying, "[It was] probably about a month in, when we were really kind of hanging out every weekend."

He added, "We just kind of started hanging out more and more and you start to want to see a person… I started to want to see her more." Owens didn't fail to note, "My dog really loved her."

August 2020: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens go Instagram official

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Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens. Simone Biles/Instagram

Biles made her relationship with Owens official when she posted two sweet photos with him on her Instagram. The loved-up snaps showed the pair cozied up with each other, while the football player gave her a sweet kiss. "It's just us," Biles captioned the post.

One month later, Owens posted two pictures with Biles on his Instagram, writing, "Now you rockin with a real one 🤞🏽🖤"

November 2020: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens share a kiss on Instagram

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Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens. Simone Biles/Instagram

Biles posted two PDA-filled photos on Instagram in November 2020. The first image showed the gymnast sitting on the NFL star's lap while they shared a kiss, followed by a second photo of the two smiling for the camera. "Good food better company🥰," Biles wrote alongside the images.

December 2020: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens spend the holidays together

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Biles and Owens spent their first Christmas together in December 2020 and sported twinning 'fits while doing so. "Always good to spend Christmas with the fam," Owens wrote alongside a carousel of images on Instagram. "Happy holidays to everyone!"

January 2021: Simone Biles gushes about her "seamless" relationship with Jonathan Owens

Biles opened up about her relationship with Owens during an interview with Today in January 2021, gushing about why they are the perfect match.

"He's a real man... I just, I love him. We have a great time together," she said.

"Our personalities match right up," Biles added. "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."

February 2021: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens celebrate Valentine's Day together

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Owens pulled out all the stops when he celebrated his first Valentine's Day with Biles in February 2021. The Olympian shared a photograph on her Instagram of the elaborate display he crafted for her while the two shared a kiss.

In addition to the giant lit-up letters that spelled "LOVE," the room was also decorated with coordinating balloons and rose petals spread across the floor. Biles captioned the sweet post, "lucky to be loved by you 💘."

March 2021: Jonathan Owens wishes Simone Biles a happy birthday

On March 14, Owens posted a sweet birthday tribute on his Instagram in honor of Biles turning 24. "Got the hottest chick in the game wearin' my chain," Owens wrote.

He continued, "Wishing the happiest 24th birthday to my lady, I'm so excited for what the future holds for us and I can't wait to celebrate many more with you. I love you baby."

June 2021: Jonathan Owens watches Simone Biles compete for the first time

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Jonathan Owens and Simone Biles. Jonathan Owens Instagram

Biles secured a seventh national title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, in June 2021, and Owens was there to support her.

Following the championship, Owens posted a message to Biles, writing, "What an amazing experience 👏🏽 First time getting to watch you compete in person and you didn't disappoint."

He added, "It's so cool that i get to watch you do what you love, and be the best at that ‼️ I'm so proud of you my lil champ 🥰❤️ Trials up next and you already know I'm there!! Love you baby ❤️❤️."

July 2021: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens compete in a rope challenge

While Biles and Owens have a lot of love for each other, the two athletes are competitors at heart (even with each other)! In July 2021, Biles gave viewers a glimpse of her life on and off the mat in the Facebook Watch docuseries Simone vs Herself, which saw her compete in a friendly competition with Owens.

July 2021: Simone Biles wishes Jonathan Owens a happy birthday

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Simone Bile and Jonathan Owens. Simone Biles/Instagram

Biles celebrated Owens's 26th birthday on July 22 with a sentimental tribute on her Instagram, despite the two being separated as she competed in the Olympics.

"Here in Japan it is already my favorite persons birthday 🖤 HAPPY 26th BIRTHDAY BABE. @jowens_3 I love you so much. Can't wait to celebrate you when I get home!" Biles captioned a series of photos with Owens.

She continued, "Thanks for keeping me sane during the craziest times. an ear to vent too, someone to share fun times with and make the best of memories 🖤 not sure how I got so lucky & what I'd do without you! But I hope you have the best day ever. Not too much fun without me tho hahaha 🥺🤞🏾🤍 forever yours, S."

July 2021: Jonathan Owens shows support for Simone Biles during the Olympics

The football player posted a tribute to Biles on his Instagram following her decision to withdraw from the individual all-around finals during the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.

"Imma ride with you through whatever baby," Owens wrote. "Your strength and courage is unmatched and you inspire me more and more everyday SB 🤞🏽You always gone be my champ baby and don't you ever forget that, i love you so much and i can't wait till you come home and i get to see that beautiful smile again. You know I'm always here for you baby."

August 2021: Simone Biles visits Jonathan Owens at practice after the Olympics

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Jonathan Owens and Simone Biles. Simone Biles/Instagram

Shortly after reuniting with her mom and dad in Texas, Biles — who won silver and bronze at the Tokyo Summer Games — spent some quality time with the NFL player.

She joined Owens at his football practice, sharing a smiling snap of the pair together on the field. "Morning with bae," she wrote alongside another social media post.

August 2021: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens celebrate their anniversary

Biles celebrated her first anniversary with her Owens in an Instagram post in August 2021. In honor of the special day, the Olympian shared a pair of sweet photos featuring the couple in matching outfits.

"oops I forgot to tell y'all that we've been dating for more than a year 🤍 so happy past 1 year to the best thing that's ever happened to you: ME 🤍🤣" Biles captioned the photos.

Owens left some love on the post, writing: "Time flies when your having fun ❤️🤪 To many more with you baby 🤞🏽"

December 2021: Simone Biles posts a tribute to Jonathan Owens at the start of the NFL season

Biles celebrated Owens' first NFL start with a sweet Instagram post in December 2021. "#36 showed all the way out today starting! don't mess with him 😤🖤🤞🏾🏈 I'm so proud of you babe!!!," the gymnast captioned a pair of images on Instagram. "I love watching you live your dream!"

February 2022: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens get engaged

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Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens. Medron Photography

Following Valentine's Day, Biles and Owens announced their engagement on Feb. 15 with a series of romantic Instagram posts showcasing the NFL player down on one knee.

"THE EASIEST YES," Biles captioned the slideshow. "I can't wait to spend forever & ever with you, you're everything I dreamed of and more! let's get married FIANCÉ 💍🥺🥲🤎 @jowens_3."

February 2022: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens talk about having kids

Biles and Owens hosted an Instagram Live to answer a few fan questions following their engagement and talked about their desire to grow their family in the future.

"So I want two kids, he always says he wants a football team, but he usually says three," Biles revealed during the Q&A while Owens signaled for three in the background. "We'll see," the gymnast concluded.

March 2022: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens vacation together

A month after their engagement, Biles and Owens jetted off to Turks and Caicos for a fun little getaway in celebration of the gymnast's 25th birthday. Biles shared a plethora of photos of her and Owens in their vacation looks on her social media.

"Feelin good, livin better," she captioned a snap of herself and Owens sharing a kiss in front of the water, in which she donned a Burberry one-piece swimsuit and a white bucket hat.

April 2022: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens celebrate Easter together

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In April, Biles and Owens spent Easter together, following a "fiery date night" the evening before, per the gymnast's Instagram caption. In the snap, she posed beside her boyfriend as they held each other close.

May 2022: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens plan their wedding

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Simone Biles and Jonathon Owens set wedding date and venue. Simone Biles/Instagram

During a tropical vacation, the engaged couple crossed two very important tasks off their wedding planning to-do list.

"One step closer to becoming Mrs. Owens," the Olympian captioned a photo of them kissing on Instagram. Biles then teased that the couple had set their wedding date and wedding location as she added checkmarks next to the words "date" and "venue."

July 7, 2022: Jonathan Owens celebrates Simone Biles on receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom

To date, Biles is the youngest person to ever receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom — and Owens couldn't be more proud of his fiancée.

"This has been such a surreal experience to watch you receive your Presidential Medal of Freedom," the pro football player wrote on Instagram, after attending the ceremony with Biles at the White House. "You're one of the strongest people I know and are so deserving, I'm so blessed to be able to experience this with you. You motivate me more everyday to be the best version of myself. Such a inspiration, I love you so much babe."

September 6, 2022: Simone Biles cheers for Jonathan Owens in NFL kickoff video

Biles appeared in an NFL kickoff video, celebrating the 103rd pro football season, wearing a Houston Texans jersey — the team her fiancé, Owens, plays for.

While the song "Still D.R.E." blared in the background, viewers saw Biles do a series of flips at what appeared to be a pep rally for NFL fans.

October 17, 2022: Simone Biles hosts a dress try-on party for bridesmaids

While in Austin, Texas, Biles' bridesmaids had a dress fitting at a local boutique called Revelry.

"on bride duty 👰🏾‍♀️," the gymnast wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of herself in a mini dress adorned with white feathers.

Biles then posted an Instagram reel that recapped the trip.

"girls business trip in Austin," she captioned the video. Biles' bridesmaids include her sister, Adria Biles, Steph Magellan, Kayla Simone, Rachel Moore and Rebecca Delaney.

October 28, 2022: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens attend World Series game in Houston

Biles and Owens, who are big Houston Astros fans, attended the first game of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies. But the couple weren't just spectators, Biles was also there to serve a special purpose.

On a stadium microphone, the Olympic gymnast kicked off the game with baseball's traditional starting phrase: "Let's play ball."

December 25, 2022: Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens wear matching pajamas on Christmas

Biles and Owens looked cute and cozy in matching plaid pajamas on Christmas day. The Olympic gymnast shared photos on Instagram of her and her fiancé cuddled up on a couch and wished her followers a "merry christmas 🤎🎄💌."

March 14, 2023: Jonathan Owens celebrates Simone Biles' 26th birthday

Owens wished his "beautiful fiancée" happy birthday on Instagram. He shared two photos of Biles and wrote: "I can't wait to experience the world [with] you SB. I've grown so much as a person since we've been together, shown me a different side of myself. Your energy and smile is so addicting, i just can't get enough of you."

The NFL player concluded by saying, "i love you so much baby, can't wait until you're my wife."

April 14, 2023: Jonathan Owens and Simone Biles obtain their marriage license

Owens and Biles' wedding is right around the corner. The couple obtained their marriage license in Texas, which can be done up to 90 days before the ceremony.

"Almost time to say 'I do' 📄🤍," the Olympic gymnast captioned a photo of the couple with the soon-to-be-signed document. In the comments, Owens said: "Soon 🤞🏽"

Two days later, Biles shared on her Instagram Story that she was picking up her wedding dresses from the bridal shop.

April 22, 2023: Jonathan Owens and Simone Biles get married

Simone Biles Is Married! The Olympic Gymnast Weds Jonathan Owens in TK Ceremony. Credit: Rachel Taylor

The couple tied the knot during an intimate courthouse wedding in Texas.

"I do 🤍 officially owens 🤍," Biles captioned a series of photos on Instagram. Owens published a similar post and wrote: "My person, forever ❤️💍."

The Olympian dazzled in a halter-style wedding dress with tiered tulle, while Owens looked handsome in a tan suit.

May 4, 2023: Jonathan Owens and Simone Biles travel to Mexico for their second wedding

Owens and Biles are getting married (again) in Mexico. According to the gymnast's Instagram Story, the couple hopped on a plane to the sunny locale with various family and friends, including their officiant, "Uncle Paul."

Earlier that week, Biles explained why she and Owens had a courthouse wedding in April.

"We had to get married 'legally' here in the U.S. since our wedding will be a destination wedding," she told her followers.

May 6, 2023: Jonathan Owens and Simone Biles get married for a second time

Biles and Owens tied the knot again during a luxurious ceremony in Cabo San Lucas.

The 144-guest event featured lush florals, champagne, and gold and white décor. The bride wore four different dresses during the celebration while her new husband was seen in a tan-colored suit and bowtie.

"I actually felt so sick the entire day, and when it was almost time to walk, my heart was beating out of my chest," Biles recalled in an interview with Vogue. "I've never been so nervous before in my life."

Despite her nerves, the bride said there was "love in the air" at the event and added that "the ceremony was so beautiful and dreamy."

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