Simone Biles Went From Foster Care to the Olympics—Meet the Parents Who Raised Her

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She may be the GOAT of gymnastics, but to Simone Biles‘ parents, she’s just their daughter. Simone’s mother, Nellie Ceytano Biles, and her father, Ronald Biles, aren’t her biological parents, but they’re her mom and dad nonetheless.

Ronald is Simone’s maternal grandfather and Nellie is his wife, whom he married in 1977. Simone, who was born on March 14, 1997 in Columbus, Ohio, is the third of four siblings. Simone—as well as her siblings, Adria, Ashley and Tevin—were put into foster care when she was 2 or 3 due to their biological mother Shanon’s struggle with alcohol, according to USA Today. “We were really fortunate because we got to stay with our siblings, which most siblings...

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