On Thursday, Simone Biles
player Jonathan Owens
, sent her
a sweet message
of support — as well as a public promise.
As Biles withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics
to focus on her mental health
, Owens posted adorable photos
of the couple on Instagram
and promised to "ride with you through whatever baby."
“Your strength and courage are unrivaled, and you inspire me more and more every day SB,” wrote the Houston Texans
player. “You always going to be my champ baby, and don’t ever forget that, i love you so much, and I can’t wait till you come home
and I get to see that beautiful smile again. You know I’m always here for you baby.”
Biles, 24, withdrew from the gymnastics
team final on Tuesday due to mental health concerns, and she withdrew from the all-around individual final on Thursday, which was won by Sunisa Lee
of the United States
Biles has stated that she is taking things one day at a time
, and it is unknown whether she will compete in the other four finals she has qualified for in Tokyo.
In August 2020, the gymnast and NFL player announced their relationship on Instagram.
Biles captioned a photo of them, "It's just us."
Owens, 26, has stated that he "didn't know" who Biles was when they first met online, telling Texas
Monthly in June that it was "a match made in heaven."
“There’s no better person for me. She loves me, she’s so affectionate, and it’s just intoxicating seeing how much work
she puts into everything,” he said.