She’s got a great support system. It seems like Olympic gymnast Simone Biles may be leaning on her boyfriend, Stacey Ervin Jr., in the midst of her latest family drama. As In Touch previously reported, Simone’s brother, Tevin M. Biles-Thomas, was arrested in Fort Stewart, Georgia and charged for triple murder on Thursday, August 29, after a fatal shooting at an Airbnb in Cleveland that left three people dead.

After the news about Tevin’s arrest broke on Friday, August 30, the 25-year-old gymnast took to his Instagram Story to share a motivational quote that seemed to be in support of his girlfriend and her family. “The strongest people I’ve met have not been given an easier life,” the quote read. “They’ve learned to create strength and happiness from dark places.”

On the same day, Simone, 22, shared a photo of her and her man and it seemed like she couldn’t wait to be reunited with him. “Missing you a lil extra today 🥺,” she wrote in the caption.

Fans flooded Simone’s Instagram comments with messages of support. “I know this is sensitive and irrelevant to this post but I wanted to say I hope you are feeling ok and feeling better,” one fan wrote, and another commented, “Stay strong💖. Praying for your endless love and happiness, free from all the drama, all the messed up things that you don’t deserve to be associated with & the pain of everything you’ve been through. Head up high girl, you got this💪🏻🙏🏻❤️.”

Simone Biles Brother Tevin Charged Triple Murder
Liberty County Sheriffs Office

Even though Tevin, 24, was arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting this week, the incident took place on December 31, 2018, at a New Year’s Eve party, a spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office told In Touch via a statement. “Around 11:30 p.m., an uninvited group walked into the house and an altercation ensued between the uninvited guests and those who were invited,” the statement continued. “The altercation led to gunfire and multiple victims were shot, three of which were fatal. Several party attendees fled the scene.”

“The relentless persistence of Cleveland Police Homicide detectives helped secure an indictment in this case,” said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor O’Malley.  “It is through their hard work that we can begin to seek justice for these victims.”

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