(People) Simone Biles is opening up about her upbringing.
In the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series, Simone Vs. Herself, the 24-year-old Olympic gymnast spoke candidly about her biological mother and the challenges she and her siblings faced after they were placed in foster care.
In the episode, aptly titled “Who Am I?,” Biles recalled how her birth mother couldn’t care for her and her three siblings. “I don’t remember a lot about foster care, but I definitely knew that we had been taken from our biological mom and then you just think you’re going to go back to her,” she said.
“We were very fortunate that we actually got to stay with our siblings because a lot of the time you either get regrouped from home to home to home or you and your siblings get split up,” the star continued.