Simone Biles Says She ‘Broke Down’ After Backlash Her Husband Received For Viral Interview: ‘Why Are You Guys Talking About My Husband Like This?’

Simone Biles is opening up about her feelings following the public’s unsavory comments about her husband.

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Unless you’re a football fan, you probably got to know NFL Safety Jonathan Owens via his relationship with the most decorated gymnast in history, Simone Biles.

Sadly, their relationship got the most publicity after Owens appeared on The Pivot podcast last year, when he implied that he was “the catch” in their relationship and claimed had no idea who his wife was before they started dating.

Fans immediately came to Biles’ defense, digging up the footballer’s old tweets in which he talked about watching Olympic gymnastics and calling his bluff. Still, throughout the whole ordeal, Simone repeatedly stood by her husband’s side, insisting he *is* the catch he claims to be.

Now, a few months later, the Olympic gold medalist stopped by the Call Her Daddy podcast to talk more about Owens’ controversial interview. According to Biles, the viral clips from the conversation were taken out of context, insisting she was “in the room” for the whole interview and was “feeling great” in the moment.

“I was like, ‘My man just killed that,'” she said of her thoughts after recording the podcast.

But, once the episode dropped, Biles realized that her fans felt a lot differently, with many reaching out to tell her to file for divorce.

“So, whenever he did that interview, I thought everything was OK. And then I go on Twitter, and everybody’s like, divorce this man, he’s mean,” Simone said. “I’m like, he’s the sweetest. He praises the ground that I walk on. Truly, I’ve never met a man like him.”

Biles went on to say that the public misinterpreted his words when it comes to calling himself the “catch” in the relationship.

“He never said I wasn’t a catch. He said he was a catch because he is,” she recalled. “I’ve never met a man like him. A lot of people that meet him are like, ‘Oh my gosh, I want a man like that.”

While Biles said she found the whole controversy to be “hilarious,” she did admit that the backlash did eventually get to her in a more serious way.

“So I thought it was hilarious at first and then they hurt my feelings,” she said. “One night, I broke down and I’m like, why are you guys talking about my husband like this? You don’t know him, you don’t know who he is, and if anybody’s met him, they know he’s the sweetest guy and will do anything for anybody.”

“So, that really hurt that they were talking about my husband like that because for me,” Biles continued. “It’s like, talk about me all you want, but don’t come from my family. Never.”