Simone Biles has a message for her NFL player boyfriend Jonathan Owens after they both took part in a rope climbing challenge: “Never underestimate a gymnast.”
The five-time Olympic medalist challenged the Houston Texans player to bet on rope climbing in the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series, “Simone Against Herself.”
Biles and Owens discuss the terms of their bet at the start of the episode, which was posted to Facebook earlier this week (though it’s not clear when they filmed it). After Biles corrected the NFL player that he would get “$ 50” if he won – instead of a foot massage as he suggested – she quickly showed Owens that his terms didn’t. doesn’t really matter after all.
Biles, celebrated as the greatest gymnast of all time, quickly climbs to the top of the rope, handily beating her boyfriend.
“I had you about three-quarters of the way, I just… burned,” Owens jokes.
Biles posted a clip from the episode to Instagram on Friday.
“Never underestimate a gymnast,” she wrote in the caption with a laughing emoji. “Nothing like a friendly challenge with your boyfriend.”
Biles told People last month that Owens was “so” supportive of her.
“Even though I wake up in the morning and I’m like ‘I’m tired, should I go’, jokingly he says to me ‘Don’t say that! You can do it, it’s your dream!’, she declared.
Owens posted a video of Biles on Twitter last month when she won her seventh women’s national all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships.
“I can’t forget to watch this,” he wrote. “[You’re] so amazing out there baby! “
The couple went public with their relationship in August 2020, when Biles posted a photo of the two with a caption: “It’s just us.”
Biles has officially secured her spot on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after the Olympic trials last weekend.
The champion, who left the 2016 Olympics with four gold medals, could leave the Tokyo Games, which begin later this month, as the first woman in over 50 years to win back-to-back Olympic titles .