The Olympic gymnast wed Houston Texans player Jonathan Owens in an intimate courthouse ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2023.
“I do [heart emoji] officially owens [heart emoji]” she wrote alongside a series of photos from the ceremony.
According to Daily Mail, “The gymnast, 26, and the football star, 27, officially became husband and wife on Saturday, exchanging their vows during an intimate ceremony held at a Texas courthouse while surrounded by their close friends and family.”
“The Olympic gold medalist donned a stunning, white ruffled gown for the wedding – and she revealed via Instagram afterwards that she picked out her ensemble just days before and ordered it online rather than going to see it in person.”
On Sunday, the 26-year-old gymnast revealed on her Instagram stories that she purchased her ensemble from an online clothing store called Selfie Leslie for only $120.
“Where did you get your dress & shoes from?” a fan asked Simone on Instagram. To which she replied, “Everything was ordered this week,” dress, wedding bands, shoes, bouquet.”
“Not quite prepared for the courthouse ceremony as I am for the big wedding,” she added.
As for the shoes, Biles revealed that she got them from Amazon but admitted they were not ‘comfy at all.’
“I have stubby toddler feet,” she joked. “So I changed into [another pair] for the pics. They were from Pretty Little thing – wide fit.”
The athlete also revealed that the courthouse ceremony came out of necessity, and the pair will have a destination wedding at some other location (which she has yet to reveal), and 140 guests will attend it.
“We had to get married ‘legally’ in the U.S. – since our wedding will be a destination wedding,” Biles wrote on her Instagram Story. “We will be having a wedding in a couple of weeks.”
The duo started going out in August 2020 after connecting via social media in March of that year, just before the pandemic hit.
“He would say I slid into his DMs,” Biles 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.”
In another interview with E! News, the four-time Olympic gold medalist said she knew he (Owens) was the one when she first met his mother.
“I knew he was the one when I first met his mom,” she said. “She has a little bit of a disability with her walking, she’s gotten a lot stronger, but how he treated his mother and how he treats women, I was like, ‘Wow.’”
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