There’s a Love Triangle Happening Between Simone Biles, Zac Efron and Her Olympic BF
Simone Biles is certainly having the time of her life at the 2016 Olympics, hanging with her Taylor Swift-worthy #girlsquad and hooking herself up with prime opportunities (like heading into the world of Pretty Little Liars). As if winning multiple medals wasn’t amazing enough (go, girl, go!), now she has two of the hottest hunks around fighting for her. Though it’s all in good fun, of course, celeb cutie Zac Efron and Olympic gymnast Arthur Mariano (who has been referred to as Simone’s “Brazilian boyfriend”) are both vying for Biles’ attention and affection.
Simone and Arthur have been making us swoon over their adorableness since the games began, posting pics together and sending each other messages of support and congratulations. Seriously, these two are just as sweet as they are athletically talented.
While Simone calls Arthur her “Brazilian boyfriend,” he in turns posts admiring messages for her like, “Congrats BABE! You are doing an amazing job here at the Olympics. The crowd and all Brazilians (including me) love YOU! #Queen #fenomeno #Idol #Start #crush”
However, when Simone let it be known that she has another crush, this time actor Zac Efron, the star himself flew to Rio to meet his admirer.
And it turns out, he’s just as smitten.
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Hey @zacefron I saw her first... She is my girl ❤️😁🙏🏻 Proud of you Simone! You are phenomal in whole world and special. You made history. Love u "sai daqui ZéKi Éfrom, ta pensando que eu sou bobo é? Desde 2013 estou com ela.. Ela minha garota. Sou da lapa e lá nois breca talaricas. 😂" #love ❤️ Repost from @simonebiles @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost 💚✨ @arthurnory
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Though Simone is surely on cloud nine while basking in the attention of two total ab-tastic cuties, the fellas aren’t willing to share. Arthur posted a new pic of himself giving Simone a big kiss, along with a lifting embrace with the caption, “Hey @zacefron I saw her first… She is my girl…” Of course, he also had to add some love for Simone, saying, “Proud of you Simone! You are phenomenal in whole world and special. You made history. Love u.”
Lucky gal! And she totally deserves it.
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(h/t Elle; photos via Alex Livesey/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)