And she said DeJesus saved her life after one of her five miscarriages, caused by Castro starving her, jumping on her stomach and kicking her. "There was a time in the house I was going to die but Gina picked me up in her arms and said come back... I begged her to let me die, but she wouldn't," Knight said.
She and Berry are "okay," but not the "best of friends."
"[Berry] was one of those girls that really didn't get it," Knight said. "She would see it and she didn't believe it. She wanted to think that it wasn't happening. That's what type of girl she was in the house. He treated her totally differently so she looked at the situation in a different way."
Knight, who was kidnapped by Castro in October 2002, is also taking cooking classes and living in her own apartment.
Her new name, after her favorite flower, symbolizes her new life, she told People.
Knight opens up about her nightmare captivity in a new book, “Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings.” Castro beat her and kept her locked in chains in the basement, even once forcing her to prepare a “torture chamber” for DeJesus’ arrival, Knight has said.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the women’s escape.