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Simone Biles doesn’t play about hers and those closest to her. She said as much during a wide-ranging interview with the Call Her Daddy podcast on April 17.

Breaking her silence after receiving social media backlash for a December 2023 interview in which her husband, Jonathan Owens, said he considered himself “the catch” in their relationship, the Olympian shared her thoughts on the conversation and controversy. Keep reading to see what she said, her initial reactions, and how she and her hubby continue to take over the sports world – together. 

Simone Biles describes Jonathan Owens as “the sweetest.”

To Simone’s surprise, the internet went into a frenzy after snippets of her husband on The Pivot podcast went viral. “I thought everything was OK, and then I go on Twitter and everybody’s like, ‘Divorce this man. He’s mean!’” Simone told the Call Her Daddy host this week. “I’m like, ‘He’s the sweetest. He praises the ground that I walk on.’ Truly, I’ve never met a man like him … he truly goes out of his way to do anything for me.”

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Simone also defended her husband, saying his words were misunderstood. She explained that while Jonathan called himself a catch he never said that she was also not one. 

At the time of her husband’s interview, the young bride was in the room, listening to the recording live. Simone says she loves to support Jonathan and was happy for him to have his moment to shine.

Simone Biles says social media comments about her husband negatively affected her: “Don’t come for my family, never.”

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But while she cheered him on and felt secure in her marriage, she’s human. “I thought it was hilarious at first, and then it hurt my feelings,” the sports icon said. Then Simone’s feelings turned.

She continued, “One night, I broke down, and I’m like, ‘Why are you guys talking about my husband like this? You don’t know him’… That really hurt. For me, it’s like, talk about me all you want, but don’t come for my family, never.” 

In addition to getting candid about her feelings after social media’s reaction to her husband’s comments, Simone also opened up about other struggles. The decorated gymnast discussed the challenges she faces within the sports industry and how she manages being in the public eye. Simone remains an advocate for mental health, wellness and self-care.

Simone and Jonathan continue to be blissfully in love – and taking over the sports world.

Simone’s podcast interview comes amid big changes for her and her hubby. Jonathan – formerly with the Green Bay Packers – is now signed to the Chicago Bears. And Simone remains one of the most talked-about gymnasts in the world. Her fans hope to see her take the global stage at the Paris Olympics in less than 100 days. 

Blissfully in love, the two are undoubtedly a super sports dynasty duo in the making. We are rooting for them!

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Simone Biles Says Jonathan Owens Is ‘The Sweetest’ Addressing Previous Social Media Backlash  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com