Simone Biles and fiancé Jonathan Owens are not wasting any time planning their dream wedding.
During a conversation on Today on Feb. 18, the couple revealed that they’re already in the early stages of planning their wedding. Though the gymnast had to catch a flight right after the Valentine’s Day surprise, she and the Houston Texans safety initially began planning the ceremony over the phone.
“It’s still in the process,” Simone, 24, told Today, adding, “I’m sure we’ll do a lot of that today.”
Jonathan, 26, and the seven-time Olympic medalist began dating in August 2020 after initially meeting through Instagram. However, the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on both of their professions and the two athletes were able to spend a lot of time together.
“Since it was kind of a COVID relationship, we were with each other 24/7,” Simone said. “So, I feel like now when we’re not with each other, it’s almost weird. We’re always calling or texting each other. It’s kind of gross in a way.”
Obviously, the seven-time Olympic medalist isn’t grossed out by her soon-to-be-husband, as she was all smiles while speaking about her gorgeous ring, which Jonathan recruited celebrity jeweler Zo Frost to assist with. Zo told E! News that the NFL star “handpicked” Simone’s new bling, which is a “center stone” made of a “3 carat oval diamond,” months ago.
Though Simone has been named the most decorated gymnast of all time, her engagement ring is the most important thing she owns.
“It’s definitely my most prized possession now and I’m always wearing it,” she told Today. “I had to wash my hair the other day, and I took it off just in case; I didn’t know if it was gonna get caught or anything. I have to ask my mom like, ‘When do you take it off? Do you ever take it off?’ but it definitely beats a gold medal.”