'I do, officially Owens!': Simone Biles marries Jonathan Owens in an intimate courthouse ceremony in Texas

'I do, officially Owens!': Simone Biles marries Jonathan Owens in an intimate courthouse ceremony in Texas
Simone Biles met Jonathan Owens on celebrity dating app 'Raya' (Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and NFL star Jonathan Owens officially tied the knot in an intimate wedding in Texas after the pair got engaged on Valentines' Day. Biles, 26, took to her social media to share a carousel of images showing off the pair dressed in their stunning wedding gear as she gushed about the marriage. "I do," she wrote adding, "Officially Owens," in the caption of her post, featuring the newlyweds grinning and kissing after exchanging vows.

“Wifey got a great ring to it first day of forever," Owens commented on the post alongside a heart and ring symbol. The gold medalist donned a simple yet gorgeous plunging white tulle gown with white heels and kept her wavy locks in a high ponytail for the wedding. Her husband, for his part, looked dapper in a beige suit with a white oxford and a set of white loafers. The first image of the slideshow showed the Houston Texans player throwing his fist up victoriously while Biles looked smitten as she gazed up at him on their special day. Another picture from their big day showed the couple exchanging vows in front of the pastor. 


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Biles and Owens appeared to have a courthouse wedding

The wedding comes one week after the couple obtained their marriage license last Friday. Biles shared an Instagram post where the pair held up the document issued in Montgomery County, where they wed in front of their loved ones. According to the New York Post, the couple likely had a courthouse wedding. 




Biles' wedding post on Instagram has garnered over a million likes and is filled with sweet comments from fans and her celebrity pals. "Congratulations!!" wrote singer John Legend. "Here’s to a lifetime of happiness for your kids!" gushed a fan. "Now you need to change that “Fiance” Jaén to “WIFE”! Congratulations!" commented a fan, referring to the gymnast's bio. "Congrats!! Wishing you two happiness, perseverance & peace," a fourth comment read. 



The pair met on Raya

Opening about her relationship with Owens back in July 2021, Biles detailed how the pair met on the celebrity dating app Raya in March 2020. "I saw him, and I was like, ‘Oh, he’s pretty cute’, so I said hi…and then I saw that he was in the Houston area, so we started chatting a little bit, and then we went to hang out a week or two later," she told WSJ magazine. The pair reportedly grew closer during the pandemic. "It was how well we knew and understood to set aside athletics and be vulnerable with each other as humans. But also, the pandemic gave us the option to do so because we were embedded to our crafts. I think we just saw each other for who we were," she said. 

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