So you’re crazy about 19-year-old Olympic gymnastics superstar Simone Biles. Us, too, friend. Us, too.
Now that her Olympic run has come to a close—and she’s made history as the first gymnast in a generation to win four gold medals and the first American woman to win gold in individual vault—we’ve moved on to obsessing over her adorable relationship with fellow Olympian Arthur Nory Mariano.
Mariano, who goes by the shortened Arthur Nory on social media, was first referred to by Biles as her “Brazilian boyfriend” when she arrived in Rio for the games late last month.
Since then, absolutely everyone has been losing it over the pair’s sweet friendship—yes, friendship.
No, they’re not actually dating.
Mariano said in an interview with Us Weekly, “We’re just friends, like when we see each other in competition and we text each other.”
And Biles seconded that saying, “We joke that we’re like international boyfriend and girlfriend because we see each other at these international meets, so I think that’s really cool. International friendships are the best, and I think it’s something you should cherish forever.”
More Arthur for us, then?
Anyway! Mariano, 22, is a Brazilian gymnast who scored a bronze medal during the men’s floor competition in Rio.
Here are a few other things you should know about this Brazilian bae:
He’s into cupping, the alternative therapy that’s come into the spotlight during these Olympic Games.
Though the two might not be a true-blue couple, Mariano was quick to clap back at Zac Efron after the actor flew to Rio to meet Biles and snuck a kiss on the cheek during a selfie.
Wrote Mariano in a post on Instagram, “Hey [Zac Efron] I saw her first… She is my girl. Proud of you Simone. … Love u.”
All we have to say is AWWW!
We couldn’t be more proud of Simone’s Olympic achievements and we’re happy to see her having fun with her bae!