Simone Biles “stayed up until 3 a.m. reliving her triumphant return to the gym with husband Jonathan Owens” after the Green Bay Packers safety rushed to the locker room to see the results.
Simone Biles and her husband, Green Packers safety Jonathan Owens, stayed up until 3 a.m. to relive their glorious return to competitive gymnastics last weekend.
After two years to focus on her mental health, the four-time Olympic gold medalist won the All-Around, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise titles at the US Classic.
The 26-year-old withdrew from the women’s team final at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after suffering twisties, a terrifying mental block that causes athletes to lose track of their position in the air.
But after his return to Illinois, Owens he ran to the locker room at Lambeau Field to see how he was doing.
“I texted him right after, because I knew his phone was probably blowing up,” said Owens, 28. according to ESPN.
Simone Biles was supported in her return to gymnastics by her husband Jonathan Owens
The four-time Olympic gold medalist made a glorious return to action this past weekend.
I just told him to call me whenever he had a moment. So I didn’t get to really FaceTime her until around 11, but she was excited.”
He added that they “stayed up until 3 in the morning talking on the phone, talking and reliving the moment.”
“I know it felt like a dream for her, so I was really excited for her,” he said.
Biles and Owens tied the knot earlier this year and the gymnast said after her return that she is in a good place, both mentally and physically.
“Everything has clicked,” Biles, 26, said after the win, according to ESPN.
The 26-year-old won the Balance Beam (pictured), as well as the All-Around and Floor titles.
“I feel really good about where I am right now, mentally and physically,” Biles said.
‘I feel really good about where I am right now, mentally and physically. There are a few things to work on in my routines, but for the first meeting, I’d say everything went pretty well. I am very shocked and surprised.
Biles withdrew from four subsequent individual finals at the Olympics, before making a brief comeback on the balance beam to take bronze, but has not competed since and has spent the past two years away from the sport.
He later hinted that it was due in part to the sexual abuse he had suffered at the hands of pedophile doctor Larry Nassar.