Who Is Simone Biles' Husband, Jonathan Owens?

Like Simone Biles, Jonathan Owens is an athlete dedicated to his sport — but the NFL player had no idea that Biles was a four-time Olympic gold medalist when the gymnast decided to shoot her shot with him.

"I didn't know who she was," Owens admitted to Texas Monthly. "I just hadn't heard of her, and when I told her that, that's one of the things she liked." While Biles has won a dedicated fanbase by performing complicated tumbling passes, she used a pretty basic move to get Owens' attention: the DM slide. "I saw him and I was like, 'Oh, he's pretty cute,' so I said hi," she told The Wall Street Journal. These social media flirtations were going down at the start of the pandemic, a time when singles were forced to stick to online sources in their searches for love. When people began emerging from their bubbles again, some couples that got together during the pandemic failed because they suddenly had other obligations pulling them apart. But not Owens and Biles. After two years of proving they had staying power, Owens popped the question on Valentine's Day 2022. On Instagram, he wrote of his proposal, "She really had no clue what was coming."

Biles and Owens had a destination wedding in Cabo in May 2023, and while it seemed like a dream, Owens scored a career opportunity that made him excited to get back to work right after his honeymoon.

Jonathan Owens plays for the Green Bay Packers

When Simone Biles first met Jonathan Owens, the Missouri native was a safety for the Houston Texans. Biles hails from Houston, so their living arrangement was convenient. But shortly after the couple tied the knot, Owens signed a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers. After getting acquainted with his new teammates during OTAs, Owens told the press, "It was just like the perfect wedding gift, I guess you could say. As soon as we got back from our short honeymoon, I came right here. Had to get to work," per Fox News.

In 2022, Owens had an excellent final season with the Texans, finishing with a career-high 125 tackles. This helped attract the Packers' attention. "His best attribute, at least off his tape in the past, was his ability to tackle," defensive backs coach Ryan Downard told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via PackersNews.com).

While there might be a world of difference between The Badger State and The Lonestar State, Biles seemed just as excited as her hubby about their big move. In a Twitter photo, she's rocking a Green Bay sweatshirt and sitting beside Owens as he signs his contract. She also tweeted, "Please send all Green Bay recommendations!!!!! Food, things to do, etc." While speaking to the media about his early impressions of Green Bay, Owens said, "I see a bunch of people raise a family and have kids here, so it's a good spot," per Packers.com. (Hint, hint, Simone.)

Jonathan Owens finds his wife inspiring

After Simone Biles took a two-year break, she returned to gymnastics in spectacular fashion, winning the all-around at the Core Hydration Classic in Illinois. While she was proving that she's still the G.O.A.T, her husband was participating in Family Night with his Green Bay teammates. "I'm in here screaming and guys are like, 'What's going on?' I'm like, 'Man, my lady, she just won. She killed it.' I was super excited," Jonathan Owens recalled to Packers.com. He also took to his Instagram Story on August 27, 2023, to celebrate Biles winning a record-setting eighth national all-around title. "Just keeps making history!!!! So proud of you," he wrote.

While speaking to the media in Green Bay, Owens explained how his own performance on the field has benefited from Biles' success. "Her focus and her drive — it just makes you want to get up and do something because your partner is doing that," he said, per Fox News.

Biles told Today that one reason she and Owens make a great match is because they both understand that their careers take up a great deal of their time. But now that Owens is in Wisconsin and she's competing again, the Olympian has found that not being able to cheer for her husband from the stands at every game really sucks. In a sweet Instagram message for her husband, Biles wrote, "Long distance isn't easy, but seeing you play your heart out is so worth it."