Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is enjoying a well-deserved vacation with her boyfriend, Stacey Ervin Jr., and the couple can’t seem to stop gushing about each other on social media.
Biles, 21, and Ervin, 24, have been enjoying some time off in what they denominated “paradise,” which is Cabo San Lucas, alongside some friends and family, including Biles’ brother Ron, and her “soon-to-be sister in law,” Sammi, who recently got engaged.
They are staying at a luxurious villa with a fantastic view of the island, and have gone paddle boarding, surfing, swimming and visiting the beautiful rock formations on a private yacht.
The gymnast and Ervin, who’s also a former athlete, have been together for more than a year now. They first made their relationship “Instagram official” in August 2017, the same day that Simone was inducted in the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Since then, the pair hasn’t been shy about flaunting their love for each other all over social media, continually sharing pics of their dates, family reunions, parties and cuddling sessions with their millions of followers.
A few months ago, Biles visited the Today show to talk about her victory at the 2018 National Championship, where she placed first on every event over two days of competition, earning a place to compete as part of the U.S team at the 2018 World Championships.
But besides discussing her performance in the competition, and her choice of wearing a teal leotard in support of surviving victims of sexual assault, she also took the chance to gush about her handsome boyfriend.
“I do have the most amazing boyfriend,” she said. “We've been dating for over a year now. He's great, and he actually got to come out to [the national championships] to support me. I couldn't ask for a better boyfriend.”
Ervin was there for Biles last January when she revealed through a statement on Twitter, that she had been a victim of sexual assault in the hands of former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar.
“Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper,” explained Biles. “There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I now know it is not my fault.”
More than 200 young women came forward to accuse Nassar, who was sentenced to 235 years in jail after he was found guilty of abusing athletes under his care for several years.
Simone, and the rest of the girls who were abused, certainly got a bit of peace of mind after the man was put behind bars. And while most of the girls decided to retire from the professional level of competition, Biles has her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics.