What is Stacey Ervin Jr’s ethnicity?
Stacey Ervin Jr was born in Spring, Texas USA, on 21 October 1993 – his zodiac sign is Libra, he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is African-American. He’s a former professional wrestler and gymnast, now a social media star, who’s probably known best for his Instagram account which is followed by close to 300,000 people, while he’s uploaded around 900 pictures, most of which feature his muscular body.
Early life, parents and education
Stacey was raised in Taylor, Michigan, alongside his siblings Katrina, Drake and Danielle, by their mother Stephanie Ervin who was a housewife and who died of T-cell lymphoma when Stacey was 18, and their father about whom nothing is known, as he prefers to stay away from media.
Stacey became interested in gymnastics at a very early age, and was eight years old when he found himself at a recreational center – after his mother saw him walk on a balance beam with ease, she enrolled him at the Michigan Academy of Gymnastics. Aged 12, the newspaper “Detroit News” wrote about Stacey, and aged 16 he became the US junior champion on vault. He studied at Harry S. Truman High School, from which he matriculated in 2011, and Stacey then enrolled at the University of Michigan, from which he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2015.
Following graduation, Stacey began working at Oracle in Austin, Texas as a customer success manager, however, he soon became bored with a desk job, and needing a change, found a job at World Champions Center as a coach, and he eventually became the center’s director.
He attracted attention when he competed in the reality show “American Ninja Warrior”, although he only made it to the fourth obstacle.
In early 2019, Stacey was signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) NXT, and made his debut appearance on 23 February 2019, when he fought against the Street Profits alongside Humberto Carrillo. During the match, Stacey was hit very hard but luckily for him wasn’t seriously injured. He then gave an interview to NBC Sports stating that he spent 17 years doing gymnastics without any serious injuries, while a single WWE match could’ve cost him his life or his limb. Thus, Stacey chose to change his career, and became a lifestyle mentor.
Since then, he has been featured in various talk-shows, such as “People”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “E! News”.
Awards and nominations
While on the university’s gymnastics team, he won third place on floor exercise in the NCWW Championships in 2012, and in 2013 a bronze medal at Winter Cup floor exercise, and became an NCAA team champion. In 2015, he won a silver medal at Winter Cup floor exercise, a bronze medal in NCAA floor exercise, and another bronze medal in the US Championship floor exercise.
Love life and relationships
In the summer of 2017, Stacey began dating the American artistic gymnast Simone Biles – the two met four years prior at the World Champions Center. The two could’ve been seen vacationing, exercising and eating at restaurants together, and they also bought a French bulldog called Lilo.
There were rumors circulating the internet that the two were planning to exchange vows and start a family together, however, they split in 2020 for unknown reasons, although it’s believed by many that Stacey fell in love with another woman.
Both Stacey and Simone seem to have moved on, as he’s today in a relationship with a mysterious attractive blonde girl, while Simone began dating the American Football player Jonathan Owens; both have uploaded pictures featuring them together with their new partners onto their Instagram accounts.
As of May 2021, Stacey’s in a relationship, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Stacey spends most of his spare time at the gym working out, and his Instagram account is filled with pictures taken at the gym. He occasionally gives his fans advice regarding his own workout routine and diet plan.
He loves to travel, and has been to many US states, while he’s also visited various European and Asian countries for both work and pleasure.
Stacey’s a fan of tattoos, and has many inked onto both his arms and chest.
He likes to write, and has been keeping a journal for a number of years now.
In his spare time which is mostly late at night, Stacey enjoys watching movies starring his favorite actor and actress Vin Diesel and Natalie Portman, such as the franchise “Fast and Furious”, “xXx”, and “Pitch Black”.
Age, height and net worth
Stacey’s age is 27. He has long curly brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.78m) and he weighs around 180lbs (82kgs). As of May 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.
Who is his former girlfriend?
Simone Arianne Biles was born in Columbus, Ohio USA, on 14 March 1997 – her zodiac sign is Pisces, and she holds both Belizean and American nationality. She’s an artistic gymnast who’s won 30 World Champion and Olympic medals, making her the third most decorated gymnast in the world behind Larisa Latynina – 32 medals, and Vitaly Scherbo with 33.
She was raised in Columbus alongside three siblings, but as their mother Shanon Biles was incapable of caring for all the kids, they spent their childhood in and out of foster care.
She and her sister Adria were eventually adopted by their maternal grandfather and his wife Nellie Cayetano Biles. Simone became interested in gymnastics at a very early age, and was 15 years old when she chose to be home schooled, which resulted in her being able to exercise 32 hours a week instead of 20. She matriculated in 2015, but deferred enrollment at the University of the People until January 2018 to compete full-time.
Her career as a competitive gymnast was launched on 1 July 2011, when she placed third at the American Classic in Houston, Texas, while the same month saw her place 20th at the US Classic in Chicago, Illinois. Simone won gold at the 2012 American Classic as well as at the 2012 US Classic, while she then placed third at the US National Championships, and was named to the US Junior National Team.
Her first international competition was the 2013 American Cup, and the same year saw her compete at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy, at which she won gold. Simone won the US Gymnastics National Championships, and was then named to the Senior National Team.
She has been competing to this day, while she took a break in 2017 to rest and spend time with her family.
On 18 January 2018, Simone revealed that she was sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics national team doctor. Several other girls accused him as well, and in May 2018, they were all presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
She’s suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and is allowed by the World Anti-Doping Agency to use her medication Ritalin during competitions.