Shawn Johnson has a bun in the oven! The former Olympic gymnast and her husband Andrew East are expanding their family. At the moment, the couple is expecting their third child together. They announced the piece of happy news on the social networking platform Instagram.
Johnson and her husband, retired NFL star Andrew East are already proud parents to their son Jett James, 2, and daughter Drew Hazel, 3½. Continue reading further to catch more deets about the pregnancy announcement of Shawn Johnson.
Shawn Johnson is pregnant, expecting her third baby with her husband Andrew East
Shawn Johnson and Andrew East are adding a new member to their clan! On Wednesday, the retired athlete took to her Instagram page to share the great news with her fans all over the world.
“Swipe for a surprise ☺️,” she wrote alongside a carousel of pictures which contained a photograph of the gymnast sitting at an ancient stadium in Greece, and a snap of her flaunting her baby bump by posing to the side.
It looks like the pictures from Johnson’s pregnancy announcement were taken at the same time as a reel that Shawn posted on her Instagram page previously. The video included a few clips from her gold medal ceremony in 2008 and clips from her 2023 visit to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece, with her two kids.
Shawn Johnson and Andrew East’s relationship timeline explored
The two athletes were introduced to each other through Andrew’s brother Guy East when he was in London to be a sports commentator for the 2012 Olympics. Back in the day, Guy was competing in cycling events.
In a 2018 vlog, Shawn spilled the beans on the pair’s first meeting and recalled, “He starts to go on this tangent about this little brother of his and how I have to meet him.” Then, Andrew who was a student at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville was fascinated by the idea that the gold medalist was pondering over going to the same school.
After Guy’s encounter, Andrew took to his Twitter page and wrote, “@ShawnJohnson I hear you met my brother Guy! Hopefully you can come to Vandy and the Easts could show you what its all about.”
Soon after, the football player took a flight to Los Angeles to meet the decorated Olympian in person. Then, the two lovebirds went out on their first date. Nearly after 3 years, Andrew proposed to Shawn at the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field. They tied the knot in the year 2016.
Next year, Johnson and East experienced a hard time when Shawn had a miscarriage. The pair’s rainbow baby, daughter Drew Hazel came into the world around two years later. Shawn gave birth to her and Andrew’s second child, son Jett James in July 2021. And now, they have their third baby on the way.
We send our heartiest congratulations to Shawn Johnson and her husband Andrew East as they get ready to embrace parenthood again. Stay in touch with us for the latest updates from the world of show business.