The proverb, do not judge a book by its cover, does justice to the talented American gymnast Simone Biles. She may not be as talented in terms of size and scope, but the young lady is very good at what she does. Biles is said to have achieved fame and glory after her outstanding performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she won numerous medals and was praised for her agility on the jump and the floor. Her total of 19 medals at the Olympic Games and World Championships earned her the title of the most awarded American gymnast in history. To be honest, despite her petite size, Simone Biles is good at what she does! Let us learn more about the US gymnast, especially details about her family and private life.
The popular American gymnast was born on 14 March 1997. Her mother is Shanon Biles, who is also the mother of her siblings Tevin, Adria and Ashley. Her biological father, whose name is Kelvin Clemons, did not assume his responsibility as a father, while her mother Shanon was a drug addict and could not take care of her children. As a result, Simone and her siblings had to move from one foster home to another as they grew up. She even told in an interview that she had her first experience in a foster family at the age of three and was not enthusiastic about the idea. Her only consolation was when her grandfather (Shanon’s father), Ron Biles, visited her as she had grown fond of him from a very young age.
Finally, in 2003 Ron had to step in and adopt Simone and her sister Adria, while Ron’s sister Harriet took Tevin and Ashley into her care. The following years also brought some big changes in Simone Biles’ life, as her grandparents, who had become parents, had to teach her at home. This was a decision they made to give the young athlete more time to train and prepare for the glorious future they all had in mind.
Regardless of the controversial statements about her parents, Simone Biles, Ron and his wife, Neille are her parents. She openly expresses her gratitude to them as she sees that she owes her success to her sacrifices and love.
What Happened To Simone’s Brother?
The Biles family is once again going through a difficult time when Tevin Biles was involved in a murder case in August 2019. The shooting took place in Ohio, and it was reported that the gymnast’s brother, Tevin, was responsible for shooting indiscriminately when he and other men crashed into a party uninvited. The victims of this tragic event have been identified as Delvaunte Johnson at age 19, Toshaun Banks at 21 and Devaughn Gibson at 23.
Simone Biles remained silent for quite a while when the facts of this sad news were broadcast, but she later sent a tweet saying: “My heart aches for all involved, especially for the victims and their families… There is nothing I can say that will cure anyone of their pain, but I would like to express my sincere condolences to all those affected by this tragedy. The gymnast has not indicated whether or not her brother should be charged, but as before, he is still waiting for his trial, although he has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.
Does The Gymnast Have A Boyfriend?
Simone Biles is currently meeting with Stacey Ervin, whom she met at the 2014 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships. The two became casual friends from then on, and Biles had even commented that Ervin looked cute on Snapchat.
In 2017, when Simeone Biles competed in Dancing With The Stars, Ervin was hired to coach the Biles’ family gymnastics. This reunion brought them even closer together as they spent a lot of time training together.
In the spring of 2017, they finally made it official that they were together, and since then the couple has continued to show their relationship in public. Their social media sites are flooded with beautiful pictures of themselves, and fans are eager to see Biles and Ervin walking down the aisle soon!