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The Olympic Flirtation Between Simone Biles and Zac Efron Is Super Cute

author image Deborah Day
Deborah Day is a lifestyle and entertainment writer and editor. Former editor in chief of and executive editor of, she has been published on,,, and other media sites, as well as in Maxim, Interview and Time Out NY magazines.
The Olympic Flirtation Between Simone Biles and Zac Efron Is Super Cute
Ellen DeGeneres presents gold medal-winner Simone Biles with a hilarious gift. Photo Credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Olympics are as much about the human stories behind the world's elite athletes as they are about their physical prowess.

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The weightlifter whose trip was financed through GoFundMe.

The 42-year-old runner returning to give himself one last shot at gold.

The gymnast who has a crush on a big Hollywood movie star and goes on a talk show where the exuberant host takes gleeful pleasure in pointing out said crush.

Team USA gold medalist Simone Biles has been exchanging flirty posts on Twitter with her crush, "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" star Zac Efron ― much to the delight of fans and, presumably, Ellen DeGeneres, who started this whole business back in March.

"You have a crush on a really good guy," DeGeneres said, encouraging the 19-year-old gymnast on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on March 6. DeGeneres noted that Efron had a girlfriend and gave Biles a leotard printed with photo after photo of the actor's face.

Read more: 10 Best Moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony

Since then, Efron has been in touch.

And Biles has been super excited.

Read more: The 29 American Olympians' Instagrams to Follow Now

It all came to a head this week when Biles and her teammates killed it at the Olympics in Rio, taking the group gold on August 9.

In the words of famed philosopher Emmet Brickowoski, "everything is awesome" for Simone Biles.

Everything is cool when you're part of a team...
Everything is cool when you're part of a team... Photo Credit: The Lego Movie/Warner Bros.

What Do YOU Think?

How psyched are we for Biles? Not just the crush thing ― nice work, Efron ― but, you know, winning gold and all. Let us know in the comments!

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