Simone Biles’ mother, Shanon Biles, is tired of being painted as an addict, so she spoke to TMZ and revealed that not only is she clean and sober, but she also has a loving relationship with her Olympic athlete daughter! Watch the video here.
Aww! Simone Biles‘ mom, Shanon Biles, told TMZ she’s “clean, sober and has a loving relationship” with her daughter, who we all know as the Team USA gymnast. She’s also “sick of being painted as an addict.”
As you might know, Simone, 19, was put into foster care when she was 2 years old because Shanon struggled with substance abuse. Because of this, Simone was adopted by her grandparents.
But even so, Shanon told TMZ she has been sober since 2007, and she’s ecstatic that she was able to reestablish her relationship with her daughter. The relationship Shanon has with her father, however, is a different story.
Apparently, Shanon didn’t like the way her father talked about her addiction during an interview wth NBC. “He could have been more classy about it,” she told TMZ.
Regardless, Shanon is incredibly proud of Simone. She’s been supporting her daughter for years and even posed for a photo with Simone and Gabby Douglas in 2014.”I just want to say I love you Simone … I’m so proud of you! Go Team USA and I’ll talk to you and see you when I can!” Shanon also said in the video above.
We can certainly see why Shanon would be so proud of Simone. Earlier today, Aug. 9, Team USA won the gold medal at the women’s gymnastics all-around!
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