Shannon struggled with drug and alcohol addiction throughout her life.
She was unable to perform the proper duties as a parent due to her troubles, and she was forced to give up Simone and two of her other children to foster care. Simone’s maternal grandparents adopted her when she was six.
Shannon Biles has stated she has been sober since 2007 and wants to have a closer relationship with her daughter.
On August 30th 2019 her son Tevin Biles-Thomas, whom she had to give up to foster care, was arrested in connection with the murder of three men.
She was in foster care as a child
Simone Biles’ was traumatized during her early childhood in Spring, Texas, when her birth mother, Shannon Biles, became unable to care for her and her three siblings.
The foursome went in and out of foster care, but Biles was adopted in 2003 by her loving maternal grandfather and his wife. The pair have long encouraged her passion for gymnastics. In her 2016 memoir, “Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance,” the sportswoman discussed the disruption to her formative years, writing: “my biological mom was suffering from drug and alcohol abuse and she was in and out of jail, I never had mom to run to.”
Shannon Biles spoke to The Daily Mail when Simone was competing at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Offering some of her family’s history, Shanon shared, “When we signed the [adoption] papers, it was like my dad flipped a switch on me – no communication, don’t call, and don’t visit. That’s how it was at the beginning.”
Simone Biles was adopted when she was 6, according to PEOPLE. Their mother is Shannon Biles.
Biles (Ohio, 1997), considerada la mejor gimnasta de todos los tiempos, no lo ha tenido fácil. Con solo tres años, ella y sus hermanos entraron en el sistema de acogida estadounidense porque su madre biológica, Shannon Biles, no podía hacerse cargo de ellos como consecuencia de su adicción al alcohol y las drogas.