Simone Biles Responds After Husband's Remarks Spark Controversy

Simone Biles is standing by her husband after facing backlash for his recent comments about not knowing who she was before they started dating and referring to himself as the “catch” in the relationship.

Jonathan Owens, who plays for the Green Bay Packers, is “unbothered” by the criticism he's faced in recent days after a December 19 interview went viral. 

The pair, who got married in April 2023, said they originally met on a dating app.

“I didn’t know who she was at the time. “But the first thing that I saw was that she just had a bunch of [Instagram] followers, so in my mind, I’m like, ‘Ok she got to be good.’”

The host then sarcastically asked, “So you was really the catch?” Owens responded, “I always say the man the catch.”

The interview sparked backlash online, with many people pointing out that “Simone Biles husband” was trending on X (formerly, Twitter), instead of his actual name. Some users were even referring to him as “Mr. Biles.” 

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