The real reason Simone Biles broke up with her boyfriend, Before dating Stacey Ervin Jr., Simon Biles told Entertainment Tonight in 2017 that she never had a boyfriend.
“I have never had a boyfriend in my life,” Biles said. “At 20 years old I feel like you should have gone through those things and gone on dates. I have been on like, maybe one proper date.”
In 2018, Biles told the Olympic Channel that Ervin was a great source of support for her, especially because they were in the same sport.
“It’s really good to have him on my side and understand the sport and the training that we go through and to have such a big outcome,” Biles said.
During their relationship, Biles and Ervin often shared their love on Instagram (via People). In snapshots from their 2019 Thanksgiving holiday trip to Belize, a country deeply connected to Biles, she posted she wanted to “spend the rest of my sunsets with you.”
That trip came a month after Biles became the most decorated gymnast in history, winning five gold medals at the world championships in Germany in October 2019. Per E! News, Ervin cheered on his girlfriend stateside, posting on Instagram, “I get hyped every time I watch her do her thing & today was no exception.”
In an interview with Today, Biles gushed about her boyfriend’s cheering.
“Every time it’s different, he basically just screams into the phone and tells me how proud he is of me,” Biles said. “He’s an awesome time two.”