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April 11, 2017 01:24 PM

This article was originally published on HelloGiggles.com

She’s only 20, but she’s got so many stories. Besides having her success at the Olympics to discuss, Simone Biles was adopted, and her adoption story is pretty inspirational. Biles, who is currently kicking butt on Dancing With The Stars, opened up about it during a clip from last night’s show. It was definitely a memorable moment for the show’s “Most Memorable Year” week.

Biles and her sister Adria were both adopted by her maternal grandfather Ron and his wife Nellie. Having been placed into foster care when she was three, the adoption took place when she was six.

To this day, she refers to Ron and Nellie as her parents — as she should. Without their sweet gesture, who knows what her future would have entailed.

We find it so inspiring that Biles refers to her adoption year as her best.

“My parents saved me. They’ve set huge examples of how to treat other people and they’ve been there to support me since day one,” she said.

Biles noted that her biological mother suffered from drug and alcohol abuse. Due to a few run-ins with the law, she wasn’t a solid presence in the athlete’s life.

But, Ron and Nellie stepped in to make sure she could have the best childhood possible, despite the circumstances.

“There’s nothing I could say to them to thank them enough. Even though there’s no right words maybe dance will say it for me.”


In a blog entry for People, Biles said that last night’ dance was in honor of them.

“I can’t say thank you enough to them, so hopefully this dance starts it off well. I think it will be a little bit sad but also exciting and I hope it inspires people,” she noted.

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We think she totally nailed it. We’re sure she made her parents proud, once again.

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