Simone Biles Defends Husband Jonathan Owens Against Ongoing Insults

The Olympic champion demands respect for her marriage, slamming critics for disrespectful comments about Owens' podcast remarks, and warns she will block anyone continuing the jokes.

Not too much on Simone Biles’ husband, Green Bay Packer Jonathan Owens! The Olympian, who owns 37 world and Olympic medals (4 gold), would like it if the world stopped insulting her husband.

Last year, the pro footballer faced unrelenting backlash after a video clip of him on the Pivot podcast talking about between him and his wife, he was the “better catch,” and he detailed not knowing Biles before meeting her. The entire world knows who Simone Biles is by name–the highly decorated athlete flipped into the hearts of America and the world in 2013 and continues to make history with her wins.

Many folks responded to Owens, claiming not to know who she was, and the joke ran on for months and months. And now, Biles is officially done with it. She shared on social media, “I’m going to quickly address this, the joke was never a joke! Y’all are blatantly being disrespectful to my relationship and my husband. So I’m gonna go ahead & say this one time. Respectfully, f–k off. And if you keep commenting or tweeting at me, I’m just going to block you. Simple as that.”

She continued, seemingly anticipating the responses, “And no I don’t need to touch grass or whatever tf y’all suggest.” And to her and Owens’ supporters, Biles shares nothing but love.

Biles’ rant came hours after she posted a lovey-dovey photo of her and her hubby from the stands at the 2024 Core Hydration Gymnastics Classic. And the influx of jokes followed. Even though Simone said she thought the jokes were funny at first, they started hurting her feelings after realizing they’d never stop. 

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