In her Vanity Fair cover story, Biles revealed that she and Owens were immediately “hooked” upon meeting.
As their relationship began during the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple shared with the outlet that their connection blossomed with quality time spent at each other’s homes during quarantine. They enjoyed activities like drinking sangria, watching movies, and playing games. Owens reminisced about Biles’ infectious laugh and emphasized that their conversations flowed effortlessly, with no awkward moments.
Reflecting on their initial attraction, Biles candidly admitted, “I’m going to be honest, obviously he’s very fine. [But] besides his looks, he was so sweet and kind, and I think what I liked about him was his confidence. He truly believes he’s the best at everything.”
In the Vanity Fair cover story for the February issue, Jonathan Owens addressed the disbelief surrounding his claim that he didn’t know who Simone Biles was when they first met. The NFL safety explained that he was genuinely unaware at the time, emphasizing that he was focused on a training camp at his alma mater, Missouri Western State University, and wasn’t following the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Despite not recognizing Biles during their initial meeting on the dating app Raya in 2020, Owens quickly learned about her achievements through Instagram. He humorously acknowledged Biles’ extensive following, realizing her significant accomplishments.
While Owens made headlines with his bold claim that he was “the catch” in their relationship, he maintained in the Vanity Fair interview that he did not repeat that statement. However, he acknowledged that his earlier comment on The Pivot podcast about being “the catch” caused a stir, playfully suggesting that it’s really how Biles pulled him into their relationship that’s the noteworthy aspect.