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FLASHBACK: Simone Biles Finally Got a Kiss From Zac Efron, But Did Ellen DeGeneres Help?

Olympian Simone Biles might be the greatest gymnast of all time. One thing she definitely is, though, is a regular teenaged girl, for the most part. Take, for instance, her long-standing crush on heartthrob and actorΒ Zac Efron.

Look at all these old, pre-super fame tweets from Biles’ Twitter account:

Really, this has been common knowledge for a while:

Now, look at what happened this week:

There were plenty of fluffy pieces written about the back-and-forth Twitter flirtation between Biles and Efron over the past few days and that likely played a part in the two finally meeting, but how did it all begin?

Well, Ellen DeGeneres had Biles on her show in the spring of this year and gave her a leotard with Efron all over it to help the young gymnast get the attention of her idol!

When he saw that, he tweeted at her for the first time…

…and the rest is history.

At least DeGeneres did one good thing this Olympic season…

[image via screengrab]

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