Simone Biles


HOUSTON (Gray News) – Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and Wheaties have once again joined forces for a limited-edition box.

The world champion gymnast and Wheaties hosted a “Breakfast of Champions” event in Texas to debut the cereal box.
“I am honored to be featured on my second Wheaties box and grateful for the opportunity to highlight Friends of the Children, an extraordinary organization that is working to make sure other youth have access to mentors and the support to dream big in life,” Biles said.

According to a news release, the box celebrates Biles’ personal journey that has served as a catalyst for her continued support and advocacy for children in foster care, including her efforts with Friends of the Children that have helped the organization launch a new chapter – Friends of the Children–Houston.
“I hope my journey can be an example to all children that anything is possible, and I’m excited to help expand access to resources and mentorship in my hometown,” Biles said.

Biles was reportedly joined by family, friends, and others at the breakfast event where she shared her personal journey to help inspire those to not let life circumstances define who they are or deter them from pursuing their dreams.

The launch of Friends–Houston marks the national organization’s 29th location.

“Friends of the Children could not be more thrilled to announce the Houston chapter launch with Biles and the team at General Mills,” Terri Sorensen, CEO of Friends of the Children, said. “Their support was instrumental in bringing a chapter to Houston.”
Friends–Houston will reportedly begin identifying and welcoming children in the greater Houston area this year. The chapter said its initial focus will be on supporting children and families in the area who have been disproportionately impacted by foster care and other systemic issues.

“It is also such a meaningful moment for our organization and the youth we serve to be featured on the iconic Wheaties box alongside a true champion for youth,” Sorensen said.

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There’s nothing like a mother-daughter bond. From accompanying the bride as she shops for her wedding dress to serving as a pivotal part of her support system throughout her engagement, the mother of the bride plays a very important role in the wedding. For Simone Biles, that’s certainly the case. Ahead of her 2023 nuptials to Jonathan Owens, the Olympic gold medalist opened up about her special relationship with her mother, Nellie.

On January 15, 2023, the gymnast made a surprise appearance at a mother-daughter cardio class at a Houston Athleta store and discussed how her mother has been involved in the wedding planning process. “She’s someone I can bounce things off of and has been letting me do my thing as I figure out what works for us,” Biles tells People. “We are so excited to celebrate with our close circle, and she’s a big part of that. My mom gives me advice on everything.” The athlete also turns to her parents as a model of a healthy, loving relationship that influences her own union with her NFL player fiancé. “I look to both her and my dad as role models in many ways but also as examples of what a strong base of love and support looks like,” she says.

Biles decided to join the class, which Houston’s Dance House Fitness founder Jenny Sanchez led, since it focused on encouraging mothers and daughters to exercise together. “I loved the idea because my mom has always been my rock, and the idea of a multigenerational community of women coming together for an experience that empowers them and gives them a fun way to move is incredible,” she shares. “I had to pop in for a surprise hello.” The Olympic gymnast also wanted to stop by to motivate the next generation of gymnasts to achieve their dreams in any area of their lives. Not to mention, she’s a fan of Sanchez. “The energy in the room was great,” she reflects. “Everyone was having such a good time together. I’m glad I was able to join the fun and support Jenny, who is one of my favorite dance instructors in Houston.”

Seeing all of the mothers and daughters bonding during the exercise class made Biles feel nostalgic of her childhood. “My mom was there for me all those years, from school to the gym and everything in between,” she recalls. “She still does, and I couldn’t be more grateful for her support.”

The Olympic gold medalist and the Houston Texans safety first formed a connection in 2019 after Biles slid into Owens’ DMs. The following year, they confirmed their romance on Instagram. In February of 2022, the athletic duo announced their engagement after the NFL football player popped the question in a gazebo in Houston. The gymnast has taken her followers along with her during various parts of the wedding planning process. In March of 2022, bridal fashion designer Galia Lahav revealed that Biles is going to sport a few looks she created. Then, in October of 2022, Biles shared a sneak peak of her wedding dress. “On bride duty,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself in a white mini feather dress in front of a rack of gowns.

It has been nearly a year since Simone Biles got engaged to her partner Jonathan Owens, and though the couple have yet to tie the knot, fans are already wondering what their next steps are.

The two, who are 25 and 27 years old, got engaged in February of 2022 after meeting in 2020 via the exclusive dating app favored by celebrities, Raya.

Though it is unclear how far in advance they are in the wedding planning process or if their nuptials are already fast approaching, fans of the couple are one step ahead of them, already wondering if they will start a family soon.
Shortly after Simone announced the news of their engagement, which she did with a photo on Instagram capturing their Houston, Texas proposal – “The easiest yes. I can’t wait to spend forever & ever with you, you’re everything I dreamed of and more! Let’s get married FIANCÉ,” she wrote at the time – she held an Ask Me Anything on her Instagram Stories.

It didn’t take long for one of her followers to wonder what their baby plans were, to which the Olympian replied that it was definitely in their future.

“God willing one day, but taking everything one step at a time. Definitely future plans,” she said.

Revealing that it was a conversation the two had already had, she admitted: “So, I want two kids. He always says he wants a football team, but he usually says three. We’ll see.”

Though it seems motherhood is still, understandably, far away for the athlete, she recently got a taste of it when her brother welcomed his own child in November of 2022.


Simone became an aunt just ahead of the new year

She took to Instagram to share the exciting news with her followers, sharing a photo of herself cradling the newborn.

“My precious little niece made her debut Friday. I’m so proud to be your TT & I’m excited to spoil you!” she wrote at the time.

Simone Biles, who teamed up with Wheaties, told E! News how she knew NFL player Jonathan Owens was a keeper. Get the heartwarming details below!
Simone Biles’ relationship with fiancé Jonathan Owens reached all-star status long before he proposed.

“I knew he was the one when I first met his mom,” Simone told E! News’ Francesca Amiker in an exclusive interview. “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.'”

She’s felt that way every moment since, including when the Houston Texans player got down on one knee in February 2022.

“Almost weekly he brings me flowers,” the Olympic gold medalist shared. “It’s kind of cliché but it’s just so cute because, after his practices from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., he still takes the time to put a smile on my face.”

And the couple will have a lot more to smile about. “The wedding is coming up,” Simone teased. “I’m super excited about it. I’m stressed out.”

While she and Jonathan are still figuring out the kinks, she’s already picked out her bridesmaids’ getting-ready outfits and what she called a “very classic and elegant” theme.

“Our colors are white, gold and champagne,” she said. “Jonathan likes ice cream cake so we’re going to get that for the groom’s cake. I’m more of a red velvet girl, so red velvet or a lemon cake—we’ll see.”

Simone's new partnership

Wedding cake decisions aside, Simone’s new partnership will serve breakfast of champions. Teaming up with Wheaties and Friends of the Children—a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to the ongoing mentorship of youth—the 25-year-old revealed she manifested the collaboration without even realizing it.

“I was like, ‘OMG, I made it. I’ve made an impact on the sport, on the little girls in the gym world,'” she said of the opportunity. “My first championship, I was 16 and I had just won it, my teammates made a fake Wheaties box for me. That was in my childhood room and it’s still there.”

And being able to work with the nonprofit organization and foster care kids hits close to home, as she was in and out of foster care until she was adopted by her maternal grandfather Ronald and his wife Nellie in 2000.

“I was in foster care whenever I was younger,” she said, adding that it’s a great feeling to mentor others. “That’s something that everybody needs, especially in the foster care community, is somebody to hold their hand or be a helping hand and say, ‘You can do this. I believe in you. I’m here for you.'”

Simone Biles exclusively shared with E! News how she kept a homemade Wheaties box with her face on it in her childhood bedroom as motivation. See how it compares to her actual Wheaties box.
Dreams come true when you set your mind to it. Just ask Simone Biles.

Years before she stuck a perfect landing on the front of a Wheaties box, the four-time Olympic gold medalist actually kept a homemade version that had her face on it in her childhood bedroom. In an exclusive interview with E! News’ Francesca Amiker, Simone—who is now an actual partner of Wheaties and Friends of the Children, a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to the ongoing mentorship of youth—looked back at how she manifested the collaboration.

“It was my first world championship: I was 16, I had just won it and my teammates made a fake Wheaties box for me and put my picture on it,” she recalled. “That was actually in my childhood room—and it’s still there! I just think that’s the cutest thing, to just have that to look up [to] every day.”

So, when Simone learned that the iconic cereal brand will be releasing a new limited edition box featuring her visage and life story, it was a complete full circle moment.
“I was like, ‘Yes! That is my lifelong dream,'” the 25-year-old said. “As a sports athlete, you want to be the greatest. You want to be the best. You want to be able to put your name out there and be proud of everything that you’ve accomplished.”

What’s more, Simone loves how her Wheaties box highlights her work with foster kids. As someone who was in and out of foster care until she was adopted by her maternal grandfather Ronald and his wife Nellie in 2000, the gymnast believes it’s important to show the community that there’s “somebody to hold their hand and say, ‘Hey, you guys can do this. I believe in you.'”

“This box is really special,” explained Simone, who first appeared on a Wheaties box back in June 2022. “This is a little bit of a deeper dive into what I’m passionate about and why I do the things that I do.”

She continued, “As a young girl growing up in foster care, I always wanted to make an impact, but I didn’t know how impactful or big I could become just by speaking out.”

And by sharing her own journey, the athlete hopes to “make a huge impact on those kids like, ‘Wow, look how far Simone’s made it. Look at the work that she does.'”

As Simone quipped, “How much more impactful can be if it was on a Wheaties box?”

The Olympic gymnast is taking lessons learned from athletics and applying them to her next chapter.
Simone Biles knows a thing or two about perseverance. And the decorated Olympic gymnast took to the stage at the National Retail Federation convention on Monday morning to share some tips about how to overcome adversity — both in athletics and in business.

“Growing up in the gymnastics world and having to go through a lot of trials and tribulations taught me to never give up — always push forward,” she said. “Sometimes if you make decisions, you might be the only one standing that believes in yourself. At those times, you really have to dig deep and think of the reason why you’re doing it, who you are, what you stand for, what you want to accomplish.”

She said that, growing up, her mother would call her and her siblings into the room in January and ask them to write down their goals for the year. When she was young, it was easy, but as she got older, she realized “failure was an option.”

“So I kind of changed my perspective on how I looked at that,” she said. “OK, there’s Plan A, then there’s Plan B if that doesn’t work — and then there’s the rest of the alphabet.”

As it turns out, Biles found success at a young age — she was only 19 at her first Olympics — but instead of resting on her laurels, she developed new goals. “What do you do when you reach your dreams at 19?” she asked. “That’s a really good question. So I said, this is going to be just the beginning. And I’m going to make a platform, and I’m going to do whatever I can to be happy and confident and hopefully inspire people.”

As she embarks on the next phase of her life beyond gymnastics, Biles said she’ll continue to use the skills she learned on the mat to excel in business.

“I was a persistent kid,” she said. “If someone told me I couldn’t do something, then I had to prove that I could. And that’s carried on throughout my career. I look at other athletes and their paths from the athletic world into business and strive to follow a similar path.”

Embracing teamwork in both athletics and business is also paramount, she believes. In gymnastics, her success was due in part to her doctors, therapists, parents and teammates. “It does take a village, and I think people tend to forget that, especially in athletics,” she said.

She said she was actually barred from competing in the most recent Games because she was not mentally fit and could injure herself. She said there was a lot going on behind closed doors that people didn’t know about, such as a stalker who was outside her gym every day for seven months and other issues that took their toll on her mental health.

But by going public with her struggle, Biles brought the issue to the forefront and made the previously taboo subject “something normal that everybody may go through sometime in their life. It’s OK to not be OK.”

“I think as an athlete, you kind of learn to navigate and search your brain and to turn it on and turn it off. And I realized there can be happiness outside of gymnastics.”

One of Biles’ first moves outside of the gym came in 2021 when she signed a long-term partnership deal with Athleta with a particular focus on Athleta Girl, which targets six- to 13-year-olds. She said she wanted to work with the company because it was “by women, for women,” and offers a selection for all sizes and shapes. And the company didn’t just support Simone Biles, the gymnast, but rather “just Simone,” she said.

The Athleta Girl initiative, in particular, is near and dear to her since she codesigns special capsules for this young customer. The collection features inspirational sayings in hidden spots of the garments, such as the waistband, including: “Because I Can,” or “Courage Is Your Superpower” as a way to empower these girls, she said. “It’s like having a little Simone on your shoulder.”

Will that Simone be in Paris for the next Summer Olympics? Biles said she’s “trying to figure it out right now. Obviously, mental health comes first. I’m still in therapy and I’m still doing everything so that I can be the best version of myself. So I’ll be in Paris, but don’t know if that is on the floor with those girls or in the stands just cheering.”

Gymnastics has been like a home for Simone Biles. Starting her vault journey at six years old, Biles, over the years, has cemented her name as one of the most decorated gymnastics elites. However, her Olympic triumph halted when she decided to withdraw her name from the Tokyo Olympics. Stirring a pool of opinions, Biles cited her mental health issues as the reason behind her drastic decision. As she remains away from professional competition, fans await her return.

Thus, as the Paris Olympics approaches, Biles’ fans are now hopeful about her return. Opening up about her prospects, the gymnastics GOAT speaks up.

Simone Biles on her future at Paris Olympics

In an earlier interview, Biles mentioned that she would be present at the Paris Olympics but did not clear the fact as a participant or in some other role. Talking about her future at the National Retail Federation convention, she confirmed, “For Paris, as of now, I would say, I’ll be there regardless.” However, she is not aware of how she will be there.

Simone Biles

Adding more, Biles informs, “I just don’t know if it will be as an athlete or as an audience member, but if I do decide to train, obviously, I’d have to go 100 percent, so I probably wouldn’t hold back. I’d still try to give it my all.” However, this is not the first time Biles has spoken about her Paris plans.

Prioritizing her mental health, she says, “I’m still in therapy, and I’m still doing everything so that I can be the best version of myself.” In previous interviews and on multiple occasions, she has dealt with the topic. She has always emphasized that she will attend the next Olympics in the French capital, but she is just taking time for herself now.

Biles on her future plans

Sitting for a conversation at The Late Late Show With James Corden, Biles said, “I think, right now, I still have to heal mentally and physically.” It’s not new for athletes to accompany the team for events. Many athletes prefer to travel with the team as their coach or mentor. If convenient, Biles, too, can help her team out with her guidance.

Simone Biles is very careful of what she says
Simone Biles is very careful of what she says

But as of now, she is busy with her personal front. Busy with her wedding festivities, the 25-year-old has her hands full. She is expected to tie knots with NFL star player Jonathan Owens before the 2023 NFL season. So, what’s your take on Biles’ plan? Do share your thoughts with us!

Simone Biles shares a close bond with her younger sister Adria. Growing up together, the Biles sisters are inseparable. From facing hardships in childhood to reaching the glory that only few can attain, the sisters have seen it all. Time and again, the Biles siblings are spotted together having fun. As Simone takes to Instagram to share her new winter look, younger sister Adria can not help but give a precautionary warning.

Hinting at a possible theft, Adria seemed to have a little fun. So what exactly was the warning about? Let us find out.

Simone Biles needs to increase her house security: Here’s why

As the temperature dropped recently, Simone put her jacket on, and the gymnastics maestro posted her picture wearing a cute fluffy coat. Channelizing her inner fashionista, the 25-year-old looked elegant. Paring her white and brown checked coat with a gray t-shirt, Simone opted for minimal makeup.

Keeping her hair open, she completed her look with her earring and dazzling smile. However, this time it’s not her smile that stole the show. Grabbing the limelight away was Simone’s winter jacket. Smote by design, her younger sister gave out her words of caution.

Dropping her reaction, Adria Biles, the former gymnast, wrote, “if this jacket goes missing, I didn’t take it 🤥.” Needless to say, the fans would be thoroughly delighted if Adria, for real, is spotted wearing Simone’s jacket. For those unversed, Adria, much like her elder sister, persuaded a career in gymnastics. However, she soon had a change of heart. She retired from the sport and now pursues a career in dancing. Like elder Biles, she also enjoys a social media presence and is popular for her fashion statements.

More fans for Simone’s jacket
However, it was not just Adria who was interested in Simone’s jacket. Even her best friend Kayla was impressed by the coat. Taking it to the comment section, Kayla wrote, “lemme hold that jacket real quick, I’m tryna see sumn.” Following Kayla and Adria, many more Instagram users also joined in expressing their interest in the jacket. While some complimented it, others enquired about the shop from where Simone made the purchase.


Simone, Adria, and Kayla share a close bond and are often seen together. It’s not just Simone who enjoys the fan following; her wardrobe has a separate fan base as well. So, what do you think about Adria’s offer to Simone? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles enjoyed a cozy night in with her fiancé Houston Texans player Jonathan Owens last night.
Simone Biles and Owens have been engaged since Feb. 2022 and went live with the announcement on Feb. 15, with a photo of Biles ecstatically responding to the proposal in a pair of black YSL logo heels. The “Courage to Soar” author wore a decidedly comfier footwear selection during an at-home dinner with Owens.

Simone Biles wore a bright-red body-con dress that cut off just above the knee and paired it with an equally bright red pair of fluffy crossover sandals. She styled her look with a pair of small white hoop earrings, a natural makeup beat, and her hair straight with a soft side part.

While heels will always remain a staple in a going-out look wardrobe, in recent years more comfortable options, like Bile’s fluffy sandals, or chunky sneakers have been paired with girlier ensembles for fun mix-and-match styling options. A key example would be Lori Harvey’s bright green, fluzzy slides for stepdad Steve Harvey’s birthday celebration.

When it comes to shoes, the Gold Over America tour headliner tends to keep her selections classic and minimalist. The star gymnast has been seen in numerous pairs of sneakers by Nike during her last partnership with the athletic brand, and was recently spotted wearing APL’s TechLoom Bliss. For formal occasions, she can be seen in strappy sandals, platform and peep-toe pumps by Christian Louboutin, Schutz and Badgley Mischka. Biles also holds a long-term partnership with Athleta, where she will debut her own line of performance-wear and be a partner for the brand’s active and athleisure apparel.

Simone Biles is among the greatest gymnasts ever and also the most decorated athlete in her sport. Having risen to the spotlight in 2013 with her senior debut in professional gymnastics, Biles hasn’t looked back since.

She hasn’t competed in professional gymnastics since the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to mental health reasons. Biles has been concentrating on her personal life during her time off from gymnastics. The champion gymnast got engaged to her boyfriend Jonathan Owens in 2022. She is set to get married in 2023.
However, despite her not competing, fans of the great gymnast are reliving her best moment by watching video clips of Biles in action in the gymnastics arena. In a tweet by a user, a video of Simone Biles performing was posted. Along with the video, the Twitter user wrote:

“Biles launches into the triple-double at about 14.7 miles per hour from a 71-degree angle. She reaches a peak of 10.5 feet and travels 6.5 feet from where she launched. The impact force from the landing is 382 pounds of force, which is more than three times the gymnast’s weight.”

The video clip appears to be from a US Olympic Team Trials event, but we are not sure which year the video is from. The tweet has been attached below.

Reacting to the video clip of Simone Biles’ magnificent jump speed, another user wrote:

“And that’s what makes her so special.”

Even when she is not competing, the decorated gymnast doesn’t fail to amuse her fans and followers.

Fans react to Simone Biles’ jump speed

Several more fans reacted to Simone Biles’ ridiculous jump speed in the video posted by a fan.

One person wrote:

“Wonderful example of what makes her special she not just powerful she also has unbelievable execution. Her execution allows her to maximize her power. Which allows her to perform extreme diffculty with perfection. Her gymnastics is Art. Artistic gymnastic”

Another fan wrote:

“I love watching her! She is full of energy and always has a huge smile.”

Here are some other noteworthy reactions:

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Simone Biles of Team United States reacts during the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

One of her fans wrote that they miss witnessing Biles in gymnastics.

“Really hoping we get to see more @Simone_Biles!! I miss her gymnastics.”

Biles has squashed retirement rumors whenever they have surfaced, so her fans might be eager to see whether their favorite gymnast will return to the sport in 2023. If she decides to return to competitive gymnastics in 2023, it will certainly enrich the sport even more.