Simone Biles admires 'awesome' boyfriend's reaction to her win: 'Screams into phone and tells me how proud he is'
Biles recently became the most decorated gymnast in the world with 25 world championship medals.
Gymnast Simone Biles, in an interview on October 16, gushed over her "awesome" boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr. as she was commenting on his ecstatic reaction after she became the most decorated gymnast in the world with 25 world championship medals.
Biles, on October 13, secured her place in history after making a mark at the event in Stuttgart. The 22-year-old is now aiming for her 2020 Olympics win, as she said she was already "solidifying" her routines with her coach.
Biles appeared in an interview on Today on October 16 to talk about her recent win and the support she receives from her parents and her boyfriend. "Every time it's different, he basically just screams into the phone and tells me how proud he is of me. He's an awesome times two", she said while talking about her boyfriend.
Ervin Jr, who is also a gymnast, on October 13 shared a video after Biles' win, showing him frantically jumping while screaming: "That's what I'm talking about!" as Biles finished her astounding routine. The adorable video quickly became viral on social media, with many appreciating Ervin Jr's support of his world-famous girlfriend.
The 22-year-old, during the interview, also said she had still not completely processed her historic win, saying: "I feel like I still haven't had time to but once I hear that it does amaze me and blow my mind, I'm up there with some of the greats, I'm in awe." She also cracked a joke, saying that she had not yet worn all of her 25 medals at once because even five of them were heavy enough for her.
Biles, known for adding signature moves to her routines, said that she tries to stick to what she has practiced after she enters the competitive arena. She added that by the time the competition begins, she is operating on "autopilot."
"I try to do it just like practice. To try to not overdo it or underdo anything, I try to keep a good pace", Biles said. "Out of all of my performances, the beam was one of my favorites. It helped my confidence." She also added that generally she does not like watching her televised performance but this time it's different: "Most of the time I don't want to see but this world championship was one of the best out of all of them."