“It’s for the best,” said Olympic Gold medalist Simone Biles after admitting she and longtime gymnast boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr. had ended their seemingly fairytale love affair.
Gracing the August issue of ‘Vogue’ magazine, the 23-year-old discussed at length her outlook on the 2020 Olympics being postponed due to the global health crisis, overcoming obstacles in her life, and more.
Yet, it was her commentary on Ervin Jr. that’s caused the most chatter. Look inside to see just what she’s said.
“It’s hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it,” she told the magazine while also revealing their relationship ended in early March (at the start of the pandemic).
Elsewhere in the conversation, Biles expressed her thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.
“We need change. We need justice for the Black community. With the peaceful protests it’s the start of change, but it’s sad that it took all of this for people to listen,” she says. “Racism and injustice have existed for years with the Black community. How many times has this happened before we had cell phones?”
Click here to read the full interview which also includes Biles – who many (ourselves included) revere as the greatest gymnast of all time – dishing on overcoming abuse, training for Olympics 2021, and more.