Acouple of photos of Simone Biles are causing a stir on social networks. As soon as the Olympic champion shared the images of her recent visit to MetLife Stadium on Monday, December 11, Internet users flocked to congratulate her on her pregnancy.
Among the reactions, one Instagram user commented, “picture is sending baby vibes,” while another was more direct and said, “baby on board,” and someone else shouted, “Beautiful!! I see a lil bump!!”
Some still gave the gymnast the benefit of the doubt: “Is she expecting? I’m so happy for them,””Is that a little baby bump there?”
In the images, Biles poses in the stadium stands with the field behind her, where the Green Bay Packers visited the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. The game ended with a 24-22 victory for the locals.
The Olympic medalist is wearing a purple onesie with a military-print jacket and a black beanie with the number 34, the same one worn by her husband, Packers safety Jonathan Owens.
Biles puts a stop to speculation
The storm on her Instagram account was such that Simone had to come out to clarify her condition through a new post on her Instagram Story.
“I hate that I even have to address this,” the gymnast began, “but please stop commenting on this photo or my Instagram in general about me being ‘pregnant,'” she clarified, referring to the photos she originally shared.
“I’m not pregnant,” Biles said, trying to stop speculation.
It is worth remembering that Biles and Owens were legally married in a courthouse in April, and a month later, they held a lavish ceremony for friends and family in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Fans came to Simone’s defense
After the barrage of comments assuming Biles’ pregnancy, some more moderate users rushed to defend her.
“Why are y’all thinking she’s pregnant ?? She’s literally competing in the Olympics, so I doubt she’s thinking about having a baby rn ??” pointed out one user.
“It is so incredibly rude to assume a woman is pregnant without her mentioning it. We only see what she chooses to post. You have no idea what may be going on in someone’s life,” someone else said.
The comments did not stop and so far, the publication has accumulated more than 140,000 “likes” and 584 comments.