Congratulations are in order for the GOAT Simone Biles and her now-fiancé Jonathan Owens, of the Houston Texans!
The 24-year-old most decorated Olympic gymnast and Owens, a 26-year-old Texans safety, announced their engagement on Instagram on Feb. 15th.
“THE EASIEST YES,” Biles exclaimed on her Instagram post.
Biles shared a photo of Owens proposing to her at a gazebo in Houston. She also released a video of her gleaming oval-cut diamond ring, which is set with diamonds and has a diamond-encrusted band.
“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.”
According to Owens, he had help from a friend to plan out the special moment.
“Woke up this morning with a fiancée,” Owens said in his separate post, even alluded that Biles had “no clue what was coming.”
The couple’s posts have received positive responses from fans and friends.
“OH MY GOSSSSHHHH,” Suni Lee, Biles’ Olympic partner, chimed in with her excitement in the comments section.
Lee added, “IM SCREAMING IM SO HAPPY 😭❤️❤️❤️❤️.”
Fellow Olympian Nastia Liukin praised Biles in the comments, saying, “SO FREAKING HAPPY.”
Biles and Owens started dating in March 2020, soon before the pandemic.
Last year, the Olympian told the Wall Street Journal Magazine that she “slid into his DMs.”
“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,” she revealed.
From there, the couple’s romance grew rapidly. Biles told Hoda Kotb on TODAY in January that their “personalities match right up.”
“We have the same sense of humor. And he’s just great,” she explained. “He’s an athlete, too, so we really understand each other, and I think that’s why our relationship has been seamless.”
Shout out to #BlackLove!