Who fostered Simone Biles?

Ronald, Simone’s biological maternal grandfather, and his wife, Nellie, adopted Simone and her sister, Adria, in 2000 when Simone was six years old. She and her sister had been in and out of foster care for three years at the time. Simone’s two other siblings, Tevin and Ashley, were adopted by Ronald’s sister.

Did Simone Biles raise her grandma?

You can call us Mom and Dad now, if you want to.” Simone was adopted by her grandparents, and now calls them “Mom” and “Dad.” “My parents saved me,” she said. “They’ve set huge examples of how to treat other people, and they’ve been there to support me since day one.

Who influenced Simone Biles?

Her mother, Nellie, always encouraged her in gymnastics. With passion and determination, Simone kept practicing. She got better and better. At age 8, Simone started training with a local coach named Aimee Boorman.