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Simone Biles tells her Instagram followers to ‘stop bringing her up’ amid backlash to NFL husband Jonathan Owens’ claims he was unaware of the four-time Olympic gold medalist’s success before they met

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Simone Biles seemingly wants her fans to stop talking about her after her Green Bay Packers‘ husband Jonathan Owens recently admitted he didn’t know who she was before they met.

Biles reposted a message that read ‘STOP BRINGING ME UP’ followed by 14 laughing-face emojis, and concluded with ‘work on that for the new year’ on her Instagram story on Wednesday.

The message doesn’t directly reference Owens’ assertions, but with his comments about his now-wife going viral in recent days, it can be seen as an unofficial response from Biles.

The repost isn’t her latest Instagram story, with a message of ‘good morning’ and a blacked out screen with three emojis — a gymnast, a dizzy face, and a burning heart — also being shared Thursday morning.

Owens’ recent appearance on ‘The Pivot Podcast’ garnered harsh criticism after he revealed he’d never heard of Biles before they started dating in 2020.

Owens and Biles met on the celebrity dating app Raya, when she was already a four-time Olympic gold medalist and considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time.

The couple met online during the height of the coronavirus pandemic while Owens was a member of the Houston Texans and Biles had her chance to continue Olympic dominance delayed a year.

During his podcast appearance, Owens said he never paid much attention to gymnastics. He must’ve quickly gotten up to speed once he met Biles.

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Biles and Owens got engaged last year and got married in April.

A source told DailyMail.com in June that Biles’ return to gymnastics was in large party thanks to Owens convincing her to do so.

While training for a hopeful Olympic return, Biles has been on the sidelines and crowd during plenty of Packers’ games to support her husband.

It’s unclear whether Biles knew who Owens was when they matched on Raya as well.

Before becoming romantically linked with his now-wife, Owens had less of an individual spotlight than Biles due to her domination on all four gymnastics disciplines.