Simone Biles Waltzes A Touching Tribute To Her Parents On 'Dancing With The Stars'

"My most memorable year is the year 2000, when I was adopted."

This week, Dancing With the Stars contestants were challenged to perform dances inspired by their "Most Memorable Year." For gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, that meant paying tribute to her parents and reflecting on her memories of being adopted.

Biles, whose biological mother suffered from drug and alcohol abuse, was placed in foster care when she was 3 years old. She explained that her most memorable year is 2000, when she and her younger sister Adria were taken in by her maternal grandfather Ron Biles and his wife Nellie. The Olympian recalls them telling her she could call them Mom and Dad if she wanted to. 

"My parents saved me," Biles said. "They've set huge examples of how to treat other people, and they've been there to support me since day one. There's nothing I can say to them to thank them enough. Even though there's no right words, maybe dance will say it for me."

Biles and her partner Sasha Farber danced an emotional waltz to Chris Tomlin's song "Good Good Father." Biles finished the performance by running to her parents where they sat at the edge of the dance floor. She cried as the three of them embraced.


Hear Biles tell her story and watch her moving performance in the video below:

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