Stacey Ervin has always been a successful gymnast, but his fame spread worldwide when he started dating Simone Biles, an Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics. Stacey is also a fitness coach and a professional wrestler. How come he manages to successfully combine so many activities? Let’s find out more about his net worth, age, private life and family.

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Early life, family

Stacey Ervin was born on 21 October 1993, in Taylor, Michigan USA, so his birth sign is Libra, and he holds American nationality. Stacey was born into a family of devote Christians and went to church every Sunday from early childhood. Stacey has two sisters named Katrina and Danielle, and a brother whose name is Drake. Drake played baseball and basketball since he was a small kid, and then continued his trainings in high school; later he joined college football Division 3. Stacey’s youngest sister, Katrina, runs cross country and plays soccer. Stacey started his sports career when he was only eight years old, at his mother’s suggestion. He began training in 2001, and has continued with his sports classes ever since. His mother’s name was Stephanie Hayes; Stacey once shared a photo of her with him, when he was four years old. The caption to the photo said that she passed away after suffering from cutaneous T cell lymphoma in 2011, and Stacey misses her much. Nothing in particular is known about Stacey’s father, except that he is also a very religious person.

Education

Stacey matriculated from Harry S. Truman High School in 2011. Though he spent much time training, he always had good grades and enjoyed studying. He then entered the University of Michigan to study Psychology, graduating in 2015 with a BA.

Stacey Ervin

Career

Stacey has been a competitive gymnast for over 17 years, having been coached by Kurt Golder, Geoff Corrigan and Yuan Xiao. His successful career included multiple championships in which he took various prizes, such as in Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships, Knoxville, Tennessee in 2010 – first in Vault (Table), second in Parallel Bars and third in the All-Around Score. The same year he proved his skills in Vault (Table) and won the first place in the Visa Championships, Hartford, Connecticut. It was a good start for him, and he continued his path to success, in 2012 participating in NCAA floor exercises and becoming the bronze medalist, the same as in the 2013 Winter Cup floor exercise. Stacey managed to become a team champion in the same year when his team participated in NCAA (Michigan). 2015 was a very fruitful year for Stacey; he participated in three championships, and succeeded in all of them: he became a silver medalist at Winter Cup floor exercise; was a bronze medalist in the NCAA floor exercise; also a bronze medalist US floor exercise.

Since July 2017 Stacey has been working as a Director and Head Coach of the Men’s Gymnastics Program at the World Champions Center based in Texas.

In 2018 he also started his professional wrestling career, signing a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and defeating such opponents as Luke Menzies and Kona Reeves. He also united with several wrestlers to become a team, and defeated another team called “The Forgotten Sons” in a tag match.

Stacey has considerable experience of volunteering; he has been working with Mott’s Children Health Center for many years, being a student-athlete visitor. He was also involved in various volunteer activities while he was a student of the University of Michigan.

Personal life, girlfriend Simone Biles

Simone shared that she met Ervin three years before they actually started dating. They were participating in the P&G Gymnastics Championships (which earlier were called the “Visa Championships”), when they first saw each other in person. They talked a while over Snapchat, and Simone told Stacey “he was cute”, but for years they remained just friends, not even having enough time to communicate since they both were performing at various championships. In 2016 Nellie Biles (Simone’s biological grandmother and her adoptive mother) hired Stacey to take the position of a coach at her gym. At that moment Simone was away participating in the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”, after which they started meeting more often, and Stacey was brave enough to ask Simone for a date. Simone agreed. To her surprise, Stacey took her to the sushi restaurant, which was a stepping out of her comfort zone for Simone, since her food preferences were quite the opposite. However, they both enjoyed the evening and went on dating. They haven’t announced their engagement yet, but according to the photos they both post on their Instagram accounts, they enjoy their time together, though they don’t see each other as often as they would like to. Simone once shared in her interview in People in 2017: ‘He’s an elite athlete and he’s traveled and stuff, so he understands it… We already know in each other’s lives we don’t come first, and that’s okay with the both of us. So we do what we need to do, and then when we come together it’s fine’.

Who is Simone Biles?

Born on 14 March 1997, Simone Biles has always been a dedicated gymnast, becoming an Olympic gold medalist in Rio 2016 winning four golds and a bronze on the balance beam. She started her gymnastics career at the age of six, and trained for over 30 hours a week while still studying in her high school. As for the moment, she is preparing for the next Olympic games in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

Thank you ESPN Magazine for naming me the Most Dominant Athlete of 2018 and for putting me on the cover! So honored! http://theundefeated.com/features/simone-biles-most-dominant-athlete-of-2018/

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Hobbies and interesting facts

  • Stacey loves playing tennis.
  • Stacey and Simone have a French bulldog named Lilo.
  • When he has a spare minute, he enjoys reading. His favorite book is called “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle.
  • His favorite food is Filet Mignon, though Stacey tries to eat as healthily, to keep fit.
  • His favorite singer is Kid Cudi.
  • His favorite movie is “Man of Steel”, while his favorite TV show is “New Girl”.
  • He also loves spending time with his family and friends, calling such activities a blessing for him.

Social media presence

Stacey is quite active on various social media platforms. His Instagram account has over 130,000 subscribers, while his Twitter is read by over 8,000 people. His page on Facebook is followed by more than 3,600 users. Stacey’s girlfriend and the Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles is also very active on her social media accounts – her Instagram profile is followed by over 3.3 million subscribers, her Twitter is read by over a million people, and her Facebook page is followed by almost a million users. Stacey also has a personal website called “Ride the Wave”.

Appearance

Stacey has naturally very curly black hair which his girlfriend Simone once tried to straighten (unsuccessfully); he has dark brown eyes. Stacey is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (82kgs). His left arm is fully covered with a big tattoo depicting various patterns, an hourglass, a rose, a skull and a steering will. The tattoo on his chest depicts a pigeon, whose wings are drawn in the form of the hands laid in a prayer. As for his clothing style, he prefers casual and sporty looks, and often wears T-shirts, shorts and jeans.

Net worth

Authoritative sources estimate Stacey’s net worth to be around $1.3 million, accumulated while working hard as a fitness coach, a professional gymnast and a professional wrestler. His girlfriend’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. So most likely Stacey’s net worth is only going to grow, as he is still an active member of WWE, and continues his fitness consulting career.

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