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Simone Biles’ “real” boyfriend had something to say to Zac Efron Instagram / @arthurnory

Looks like the real Olympic event is the race to win Simone Biles’ heart.

Yesterday, Biles’ celebrity crush, Zac Efron, laid a special kiss upon the Olympic gold medalist’s cheek.  Now, a new man has stepped forward seeking Biles’ favor.

He’s Simone’s alleged “international boyfriend” and fellow gymnast, Arthur Nory Mariano.


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Mariano wrote a few words on Instagram about Efron after Simone posted this kissing video of the “Neighbors 2” actor on Twitter.

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In response, Mariano jokingly posted, “Hey @zacefron I saw her first … She is my girl. Proud of you Simone! You are phenomenal in whole world and special. You made history. Love u.”

The 22-year-old Brazilian athlete added a crying-laughing and grinning emoji to make sure fans didn’t think he was actually threatening Efron.

According to reports, Mariano and Biles have joked about their relationship in the past, calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend throughout the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Either way, Simone must be the luckiest girl in the world right now.

Kamron Taylor About the author:
Kamron comes to Rare from Dayton Ohio where she was previously a food, culture and entertainment reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio. A Spelman College graduate, Kamron has also worked at CNN, WSB-TV in Atlanta, and Fox 2 News in St. Louis.
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