People can't get enough of Simone Biles' boyfriend cheering her on during historic performance
I think it's fair to say that we're all a little bit in love with Simone Biles. And our admiration for the 22-year-old Olympic gold medalist reached new heights when she broke a world championships record with her medals on Sunday.
She smashed the competition, winning gold medals for both her flawless floor routine and performance on the balance beam. Scoring her 24th and 25th gold medals at the World Championships over the weekend, Biles surpassed the record previously held by male gymnast, Vitaly Scherbo, in the 1990s to become the most-decorated gymnast in history, the New York Times reports.
Naturally, the accomplished 22-year-old has been receiving praise from fans far and wide, but one person in particular - her 25-year-old boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr. - has gone above and beyond to show just how in awe he is of the talented athlete.
In response to Biles' epic win, the former gymnast took to Instagram to post a video in support of his girlfriend
Ervin, who celebrated his two-year anniversary with Biles back in August, recorded his very animated and overjoyed response to her historic floor routine performance while watching it on television.
"MY WOMAN IS A 5x WORLD CHAMPION IN THE ALL-AROUND & I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD. I get hyped every time I watch her do her thing & today was no exception. Congratulations, babe! The whole world is proud of you," he captioned the post.
In the heartfelt clip, the acrobat and fitness coach fist-pumped the air, jumping around energetically while cheering on his girlfriend.
"C’mon, babe," the proud boyfriend can be heard saying. "C’mon, C’mon, C’mon! Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!"
As you'd expect, fans were blown away by the amount of support Ervin had shown his girlfriend.
"Everyone needs someone cheering for them like this," one person wrote.
"I'm so in love with this actually my goal for a boyfriend," added another.
And Biles herself responded to the post, writing: "My mans [sic] can’t wait to give you the biggest smooch ever! Thanks for your endless support babe. I love you with my whole heart."