Simone Biles on November 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Simone Biles’ parents are actually her grandparents. Though Biles calls her grandmother Nellie mom, she is not Simone Biles’ birth mom. Confused? Don’t worry. We will tell you the truth about Biles’ parents. Simone Biles is an American gymnast who has already won the World All-Round Championship thrice (2013-2015), the United States All-Round Championship four times (2013-2016), and was a member of the gold medal-winning American team at the 2014 and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Not just that, Biles is lso the most decorated American gymnast ever at the World Gymnastics Championships. These achievements are even more impressive considering that Simone Biles’ biological mom did not raise her.

Mother Can’t Care

Biles started her medal winning attempt at the 2016 Rio Olympics in her usual dominating way. According to the latest reports, she has qualified for first place in several events in which she is participating. The question that is on everybody’s lips is, “Who is Simone Biles’ real mom?” Biles’ biological mother’s name is Shanon, and for the first three years of her life, Biles lived with her biological mother. Shanon was an alcoholic and drug addict who was struggling to raise Simone, Biles’ sister, Adria, and two of Biles brothers. Unable to escape her dependence on drugs and alcohol, Shanon left her daughters at her mother Nellie’s house.

A New Mother

Nellie and her husband Ron cared for Simone and Adria like they were their own children. When Simone was six years old, her grandparents legally adopted them and thus became her legal parents. Shanon was allowed to visit her daughters as per the directions of the social services lawmakers. Initially, the relationship between Simone and Nellie was awkward, but with time they became close. So much so that now Simone calls her “Momma” and for all practical purposes Nellie is Simone’s mother not Shanon.

Her Biggest Cheerleader

Nellie is Simone’s biggest supporter in the world. She can be seen at practically every event cheering for Simone. At this 2016 Olympics, nobody will cheer for Simone more than her adoptive mother Nellie. While Shanon may have given birth to Simone, it’s Nellie who has been a mother to Simone all her life. Nellie encouraged Simone to put all her passion into gymnastics and let go of her traumatic past. So, today, Simone is poised to stun the world again by winning at the 2016 Olympics while Nellie looks on proudly. It’s true: mom is the best!