Hubba hubba! Simone Biles and her gymnast boyfriend, Stacey Ervin Jr., make one hot couple. The duo — who met during the P&G Gymnastics Championships (then called the Visa Championships) — are realistic when it comes to how much time they get to spend with one another, which is why they work so well. "He's an elite athlete and he's traveled and stuff, so he understands it," the Olympic gold medalist told People in September. "We already know in each other's lives we don't come first, and that's okay with the both of us. So we do what we need to do, and then when we come together it's fine."
Earlier this week, the 20-year-old posted a sweet snap with her man and wrote, "He’s mine, sorry." BRB, crying. Get to know more about Stacey below!
He was a gymnast, too
Although he's dating one of the best gymnasts in the world — no pressure! — the 24-year old has won numerous accolades himself, most recently placing fifth in the 2016 Winter Cup Challenge, according to his profile on USA Gymnastics. Not too shabby! These days, however, he's staying off the mat. Stacey revealed to Life & Style exclusively that he's "no longer a competitive gymnast." Instead, he's focusing his efforts on empowering other athletes and told us that he's the "Program Director for Men's Gymnastics."
That doesn't stop him from reminiscing, though! In December, he took to Instagram to share a video — and we're jealous of his moves! "I swear this feeling never gets old!" he wrote in the caption.
Simone made the first move
Simone admitted to calling him "cute" on Snapchat. However, the pair remained friends for three years before things turned romantic!
Their first date was at a sushi restaurant
Want to know the secret to a woman's heart? Take her somewhere she hates, apparently! "He took me to a sushi place. He knows I don’t like sushi and he forced me!" the gymnast told the mag. "It was out of my comfort zone, which I liked." So sweet! We're so ~flipping~ in love with these two!