Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens are engaged! Find out why Simone’s ring is oh so much butter than seven Olympic medals.
All around sports fans will know the couple well. Heck, even if you’ve never watched an Olympic game in your life, you’ll still have heard of Simone.
Simone Biles is one of the most decorated U.S. gymnasts of all time. She’s won a total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals, including four Olympic golds!
She and her three siblings grew up in and out of the foster system before being adopted by her maternal grandfather. It wasn’t until age six that Biles was introduced to gymnastics during a day-care field trip.
The instructors recognized her talent and suggested she continue training. And the rest is history!
Jonathan Owens is currently a Houston Texans safety. After spending a couple of years on the practice squad, he recently signed a 2 year, $1.175 million contract that runs through the 2022 season.
How did Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens meet?
The couple met on the Raya app just before the pandemic in March of 2020. And no, Raya is nothing like Tinder where anyone can join and swipe.
Raya is an exclusive membership app for those in the ‘creative industries’, with an 8% acceptance rate for those that apply. Meaning, you better know someone that knows someone or BE a major someone.
Anyway–Owens claimed to not recognize the name in his DM’s at first. “I didn’t know who she was,” he told Texas Monthly in June 2021. “I just hadn’t heard of her, and when I told her that, that’s one of the things she liked.”
With the world shut down, Biles and Owens had the chance to connect and really get to know one another without the typical athlete distractions. They made it Insta official in August of 2020.
Nearly two years in, the couple announced their engagement in February.
The Engagement Story
Jonathan Owens proposed to Simone Biles on Valentine’s Day! Simone shared in an interview with Today the she wasn’t expecting it so soon.
She stated “I thought it might happen this year, but definitely not on Valentine’s Day, so that’s why it was such a shock. The way he set everything up was just so seamless.”
Apparently Owens began planning his proposal in December with the help of his cousin. He even got the go ahead blessing from Biles’ parents.
It’s unclear exactly where the proposal took place, but it looks to be inside a sweet, fairy tale gazebo during golden hour somewhere in Houston.
Both Simone and Jonathan shared the news on Instagram the next day. Photos show Owens on one knee, and of course it was a ‘yes’ from Simone. She captured a photo with, “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.”
Owens took to the ‘gram with the same photo captured, “Woke up this morning with a fiancée.” You can also get a glimpse of the of the sparkling bling on Jonathan’s post.
The Engagement Ring
The sparkler features an on trend, 3 carat, elongated oval cut solitaire diamond. Owens worked with long time friend and jeweler, Zo Frost on the design.
There is extra frosting around the stone with its diamond encrusted halo. And there’s more! The gem is set on a micropave diamond accented white gold or platinum band.
Experts believe the ring retails for around $300,000.
Simone Biles Engagement Ring Details:
- jeweler: Zo Frost
- cost: approximately $300,000
- main stone: 3 carat oval cut diamond (F color and VVS2 clarity)
- halo: diamond
- band: microwave diamond accented platinum or white gold
Congrats to the happy couple and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for them!
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