Despite recent controversies, Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens’ celebrated Christmas in a cozy and festive manner, sharing intimate moments in matching plaid pajamas in front of a white Christmas tree.
In a series of Instagram posts, the four-time gold medalist and her Green Bay Packers husband displayed their affection, with one particularly heartwarming snapshot capturing a sweet kiss between the two.
Biles captioned the post, “MERRY CHRISTMAS,” along with a gift and heart emoji revealing a glimpse into their festive celebrations.
The couple also exchanged Christmas gifts, with Owens opening a small package from Johnny Dang & Co. Fine Custom Jewelry.
The choice of matching plaid pajamas showcased not only their festive spirit but also their unity as a couple.
In the face of public scrutiny, Biles and Owens stood resilient, celebrating their love during the holiday season.
Biles & Owens navigating controversy with grace
While the couple shared their joyous moments, the internet wasn’t far behind with its commentary.
Owens faced backlash for his recent remarks about being a “catch” compared to the decorated Olympic gymnast.
Social media users were quick to express their opinions, with some questioning Owens’ statement and others highlighting Biles’ status as a revered athlete.
Despite the online chatter, the couple maintained their positivity, defending their love and commitment to each other.
Just days after the controversy, Owens shared a photo from their wedding day, captioned with “Unbothered. Just know we locked in over here,” to which Biles responded, “for life.”
In a recent episode of the “Pivot” podcast, host Ryan Clark stepped forward to shed light on the situation.
Clark emphasized the genuine love between Biles and Owens, criticizing the tendency to focus on isolated incidents rather than the entirety of their story.
He highlighted how Owens spoke with love in his eyes about their meeting and the positive impact Biles had on his life.
“Every time they looked at one another, you can tell how beautiful [their meet] was to them,” he said.
“But everyone has now twisted that and taken that and made it something negative. But what people haven’t done is watch the entire show.”
Clark urged people to look beyond the controversy and embrace the unique love story unfolding between Biles and Owens.
As we celebrate the holiday season, perhaps it’s a reminder that love, in all its forms, should be cherished and respected.