"My father flipped on me. Don't call, don't visit." The biological mother of Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles reveals a painful family secret that changed her family forever. - The biological mother of Simone Biles is bursting with pride and knew the world champion gymnast would take Olympic Gold in Brazil. But Shanon Biles is seeing the 19 year old superstar gymnast compete far from the electric excitement of the Rio Olympic arena in Brazil. Instead, she watched Simone compete from her terraced house in a peaceful neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
It's been a difficult road for Shanon, 44. To develop a relationship with her superstar daughter.
Simone and the Final Five Team USA Gymnasts made history as they took home the gold medal in Rio for the women's team Olympics Finals.
The diverse squad dominated the Olympics. And this is their second straight gold medal for the women's team finals. They have also earned the best medal output for a U.S. Olympic Team.
Simone was six when she was adopted along with her younger sister Adria by her maternal grandfather Ronald Biles, and his second wife Nellie. Shanon's eldest boy and girl, Tevon and Ashley, were taken in by Ronald's sister, their grandaunt.
Her family were forced to step in when the courts determined that Shanon could no longer take care of her four children due to her drug and alcohol addictions. The children had spent their early years in foster care in Ohio.
It would be six years before Shanon would see her children again. It was a decision made by her father Robert on which she now admits she did not take well.