Who is Mykayla Skinner's husband Jonas Harmer? Sales manager met Olympian through mutual friend
Team USA announced on July 30 that MyKayla Skinner will replace Simone Biles in Vault at the Tokyo Olympics. The news is big for Skinner, who earlier participated in the games as an individual rather than a member of Team USA. She will now get a second chance at Olympics glory after she failed to qualify as an individual earlier in the week.
Skinner has been asked to step in after Biles opted out of the games due to mental health conditions. On July 30, she confirmed that she was stepping away from the Tokyo games after a case of the "twisties". Biles' decision was praised by her biological mother Shanon Biles, as well as the internet at large. She was dubbed a "hero" for putting her mental health first, while a handful of others slammed her for walking away.
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Biles isn't completely out of the games. She has simply chosen to quit the Vault and Uneven bars events but could still participate in the finals of the Floor exercise and Balance beam events. That will depend on how she feels ahead of the events. For now, though, Skinner will have the tough job of helping Team USA claim another medal in the Vault. The news has drawn considerable interest in Skinner, and her husband. The adorable love story between the two is certainly worth knowing.
Who is MyKayla Skinner's husband?
In November 2019, Skinner married sales manager Jonas Harmer in a marriage that was planned "months before". According to his LinkedIn profile, Harmer is a sales manager at Vivint in Washington DC. Prior to that gig, he cofounded Holiday Decorators of Salt Lake, a commercial and residential outdoor decorations installation firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2021, Harmer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in business.
Before sales though, Harmer spent two years as a missionary at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orlando, Florida. According to his Instagram account, Harmer is also a cryptocurrency trader and runs Skinner's YouTube channel. He also appears to own a Bengal kitten called Melo, who has his own Instagram page. The 24-year-old reportedly comes from a very wealthy family. Both his parents are attorneys.
In 2017, Harmer was introduced to Skinner through a mutual friend reportedly named Emma. From there, the relationship grew very fast. In October 2019, the duo got engaged and married just a month later. "It seemed really fast," Harmer acknowledged in a YouTube video. "But we had planned everything like months before I even proposed. I just couldn’t propose because she was in Germany for so long."
If there's one thing about the couple you'll quickly notice, it's their height difference. Skinner is 5-foot-1 while Harmer is 6-foot-7. "I didn’t know if it was going to work out…. At first, it really hurt my neck looking up all the time, but I don’t know. I guess it all worked out," she revealed in the same video. However, it all seems to have worked out for the couple. Not only are they happily married but they seem to have taken their height difference in their stride, sharing adorable photos on Instagram.