#Theowens, the sequel
Simone Biles Owens reveals $120 wedding dress and possible minimoon spot — and shuts down her hair haters
Not even a week has passed since Houston's G.O.A.T. Simone BilesOwens and NFL star Jonathan Owens announced their surprise wedding, and fans are already speculating on the couple's next wedding — and even debating Biles' wedding hair in her big day.
More on the hair later, but first, the next wedding. The dynamic duo, whom Jonathan tagged as #TheOwens, tied the knot at the Harris County Courthouse with Judge Jay Karahan officiating. They shared poignant photos by Houston-based photographer Rachel Taylor of the ceremony as well as what Taylor tells us is a "top secret" photo spot. "I do," Biles wrote on IG, adding, "officially owens." Her proud husband commented, "Wifey got a great ring to it. ❤️💍 First day of forever."
On his own post, Jonathan simply wrote "My person, forever."
They then shared pics of a post-poolside toast on their IG stories, with Biles Owens' adorable caption, "cheers husband." In a move every husband can relate to, Owens captioned a photo of a metallic martini glass full of assorted fruits — and his gorgeous bride — with the caption, "My two favorite things 😂❤️." (Nicely done, J.O.)
Screep capture via Simone Biles Owens/Instagram and Jonathan Owens/Instagram
So what's next? Speculation abounds as to the celebrity couple's next wedding and its locale. “We will be having a wedding in a couple of weeks,” Biles Owens told fans during an Instagram Stories Q&A session on April 23. “We had to get married ‘legally’ here in the US—since our wedding will be a destination wedding.”
Sports site Gymnastics Now (somewhat confidently) reports that the Owenses are "set to formally tie the knot in Baja California Sur on May 6." (CultureMap can't confirm these details.)
Wedding site The Knot notes that the second wedding color theme will be champagne, gold and white, and that the couple plans to host some 140 guests at the mystery location. During the Q&A session, Biles Owens revealed that she and Jonathan are considering a minimoon in Bora Bora, most likely after the 2023-2024 NFL season.
As for the Houston ceremony, Biles Owens reminded fans how relatable she actually is, noting on her IG session that she and Owens "went so over budget," (been there) and that, "you only live once." While she boasts a total of four wedding dresses, she nabbed her white, tiered wedding Selfie Leslie dress online for a mere $120 the week of the big day. Fans who're curious as to her white, strappy heeled sandals can find them online at Pretty Little Thing.
Biles Owens scored this dress for a mere $120.Photo by Rachel Taylor/RaeTay Photography
In an eye-roll reminder of celeb scrutiny, Biles Owens' hair was actually the subject of dubious shade. Some actually called her hair “a mess.” One comment, which sparked numerous retorts, complained about her hairline and that her “edges should have been laid.” (Umm, okay.)
Biles Owens — who has famously been through far, far worse worse than this kind of nonsense — actually fired back on Twitter, reminding haters that Houston is, well, balmy. "i think they also forget i live in HOUSTON TEXAS & I sweat those out!! soon as we stepped outside for pics but they can keep complaining idc idc idc."
i think they also forget i live in HOUSTON TEXAS & I sweat those out!! soon as we stepped outside for pics
but they can keep complaining idc idc idc
— Simone Biles Owens (@Simone_Biles) April 23, 2023
We don't care either, Simone. Here's to your big wedding sequel, minimoon/honeymoon, and endless days of bliss with your forever person.