GOAT Gymnastics Simone Biles’s parents, Nellie and Ronald Biles, have been in the stands cheering him on at many big meetings. Who can forget the couple who embraced sweetly after watching Simone win the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio?

Unfortunately, parents will not be able to participate in the Tokyo Summer Games due to COVID-19 restrictions, but, of course, they were there in spirit. This dynamic duo has supported Simone for many, many years.

Now that Simone’s time in Japan is over, she is finally back with her family in Texas. After winning two medals at the Tokyo Games, gymnast Team USA had the best reunion with her parents at the airport.

She posted some of the exciting photos on her Instagram with the caption: “Houston, I’m home. Thank you for making sure I didn’t have to wait another minute to see my @ family reunited.”

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Given Simone’s super impressive record, it is natural to wonder about the couple who raised her. So who are Nellie and Ronald Biles? Here’s what you need to know about Simone Biles parents:

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They are not Simone’s biological parents.

Ronald is actually Simone’s maternal grandfather, and Nellie is his wife. Simone has been open about adopting her grandparents, but she has shared tears Dancing with the stars in 2017 that they “rescued” him.

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“Growing up, my biological mother suffered from drug and alcohol abuse and she was in and out of prison,” Simone said. “I never had my mother to run. I remember I was always hungry and scared. At the age of 3, I was put in foster care.” Simone said she had to visit her grandparents during that time, and she was always “so excited” about it.

Simone said that her grandfather finally said to her: “Well, do you know what he calls us Grandpa and Grandpa? You can call us mom and dad now, if you wish. Simone was adopted by her grandparents, and now calls them “mom” and “dad”.

“My parents saved me,” she said. “They have given great examples of how to behave with other people, and they have been there to support me from day one. I have nothing to say to them to thank them enough.”

Nellie and Ronald adopted Simone in 2003.

They not only adopted Simone: They also adopted her sister, Adria. They had both been in and out of custody. Simone was six years old at the time.

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Simone has given them all their love on Instagram: “GAPZUAR DITYN E ATATRVE N DA BOTN MEST T MIR & & TW WMBLLUR N THE BOT 🤎 I love you!”

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And her mom got a birthday cry: “Thank you for making all things happen and for being a stone in my life! Always grateful to you! I look forward to celebrating you tonight !!”

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Simone’s two older brothers and sisters, Tevin and Ashley, were taken over by Ronald’s sister.

Nellie pointed out that it was difficult to become an adoptive mother at first.

IN Simone against herself, a seven-part documentary on Facebook Watch, Nellie revealed that it was difficult for her to connect with Simone and Adria at first as she was already raising her two sons. “I knew I had my barriers because these were not my biological children. “You do everything that feeds you, it’s mother, but emotionally, you still have to be 100% there,” she said.

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“I remember praying for that connection,” Nellie continued. “For by telling them that you love and care for them; that is all the words. But then you wake up one day and realize that you are going to do everything for these kids. And that you would die for these children. “And when that feeling comes, then you know you really are a mother.”

Simone’s biological mother, Shanon Biles, tried to give up her children.

Shanon did an interview with Daily Mail in 2016, explaining that it was “hard to give up my kids, but I had to do what I had to do. I was not able to take care of them. “

“I was still using, and [Ronald] “He did not want me to come in and out of their lives when I was not right,” she added.

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She has been sober since 2007 and has worked as a home help assistant. Shanon talks regularly with Simone, but the conversations are short. “When I talk to Simone, it’s a short conversation, like, ‘I miss you, I love you, I’m looking forward to seeing you, I’m proud of you, I’m watching,” she explains. “You go girl.”

Simone’s biological father, Kelvin Clemons, has no contact with his daughter. Although he is not in the athlete’s life, “he knows she is his daughter and is very proud of her,” Shanon told the publication.

Simone’s parents own a gym.

And Simone trains there, of course. “Representation matters and we want to inspire the next generation to pursue their passion,” Simone told health, training at her Black-owned parent gym. “Kids can come and we will train in the back, and they can see that we are just like them. It helps them realize that they can do that, too.”

The world-renowned World Champions Center is 56,000 square feet and is located in the city of Simone, Spring, Texas. It offers a great variety of classes and trainings for all levels and ages.

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The Tokyo Olympics will be the first time Simone’s parents are not there to cheer her on.

The protocol for the Tokyo Olympics is strict due to the ongoing pandemic. With the spectators stopped, Ronald and Nellie were unable to be in the stands to support Simone. This is said to be the first time Nellie will not be there, and Simone has shared that she is fighting with him:

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But they maintained close contact throughout the Games.

Simone’s parents continued to stay close to her in Tokyo. After winning a bronze medal for her balance beam routine (her first and last individual medal at this Olympics), gymnast FaceTimed her parents, she revealed at a press conference.

“I was FaceTiming with my family. They had a little party watching at home,” Simone said, per PeopleWith “It was my mom, my dad, my brother, my sister-in-law, my godparents. They just wanted to say hello and things like that. But given the change of time, they’re 14 hours behind, usually overnight,” I will meet FaceTime with them or in the morning. Almost every day I have to talk to them, which has been nice and reassuring. “

They even clung to her through the sudden death of her aunt, People reported. Simone’s coach, Cecile Canqueteau-Landi, said the athlete got the news right after her appearance on the beam. “There was another, I said, ‘Oh my Lord. This week should be over, “Landi said.” I asked him what he needed. And she told me, “I just need a little time.”

“She called her parents,” Landi continued. “She said, ‘I can do nothing from here.’ So I will just finish my week and when I get home we will deal with it. “

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