The most decorated American gymnast in history, the youngest person to ever receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom and pioneering a legacy that spans far beyond her 4’8 stature, Simone Biles has made American history time and time again. 

Having prioritized her mental health over participating in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Biles has built a new life for herself, sharing, “I don’t feel like it’s the end all be all anymore, as before I kind of felt like that. I get to go home to my husband, to my dogs, to my house and all of the things. So it feels really good.”

Her marriage with NFL player Jason Owens Simone Biles, recently made headlines after he admitted that he was unfamiliar with the legendary athlete when they first matched on a dating app. “Who is Simone Biles?” was once a question Owens asked, much to the surprise of Biles’ many fans worldwide. While he may not have initially known of her global fame and her GOAT status in gymnastics, Owens has since become Biles’ biggest supporter. So, for those wondering about the identity of the man by the side of the Olympic powerhouse, let’s break down a comprehensive guide that answers everyone’s biggest question, “Who is Simone Biles’ Husband?”

He’s a Professional Football Player

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Owens played high school football at Christian Brothers College High School and college football at Missouri Western State University before eventually getting drafted into the NFL in 2018.

He went on to sign with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent. Unfortunately, an injury during training season prompted him to be waived until September 2019, when he was eventually signed as a member of the Houston Texans’ practice squad and landed a spot on the main roster in December 2021. Currently, Owens plays as a defensive back for the Green Bay Packers.

While not much is known about his personal life, we do know that he’s a family man, crediting his sister for his love of football and frequently sharing photos of his mother while celebrating her love and beauty.

He Didn’t Know Who She Was

Meeting on the celebrity dating app Raya in 2020, Owens claims to have been unfamiliar with who Biles was when they originally matched. “Her work ethic was the first thing that caught my eye. I’d never watched gymnastics before, when I first met I honestly didn’t know who she was,” he once shared. “I just hadn’t heard of her, and when I told her that, that’s one of the things she liked.”

In the meantime, Biles took the initiative when it came to courting. “He would say I slid into his DMs,” Biles told WSJ. Magazine. “I saw him, and I was like, ‘Oh, he’s pretty cute,’ so I said hi.” Getting to know each other during lockdown, the chemistry was undeniable as the two athletes seemingly found their perfect match.

Thanking Owens for keeping her “sane during the craziest times,” falling in love during an isolating pandemic helped the couple build a deep and intentional bond. In February 2022, the question was popped, and Biles didn’t have to think twice. THE EASIEST YES,” she captioned the Instagram announcement. “I can’t wait to spend forever and ever with you, you’re everything I dreamed of and more! Let’s get married, FIANCÉ.”

The Couple Had A Destination Wedding

As two athletes who have seemingly mastered their craft, it’s no surprise that they wanted to go big or go home. While the two wed in a courthouse in Houston on April 22, 2023, they celebrated with an extravagant second wedding in Mexico only a few weeks later.

Captioning it “My person, forever,” the NFL player shared a series of pictures from the courthouse ceremony to celebrate officially being husband and wife. Biles then went on to share a glimpse of their Mexican celebration, exchanging vows while overlooking the ocean on May 8th, 2023.

Declaring him her soulmate, Biles has stood beside her husband amidst all the controversy. As all of her fans rallied to correct Owens on “minimizing her stardom,” one thing is for certain: he certainly knows who she is now.