Beloved Athlete Announces Pregnancy One Year After Devastating Miscarriage

April 04, 2019Apr 04, 2019

Congratulations are in order for Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. The medalist is pregnant with her rainbow baby, confirmed E! Online.

The 27-year-old Olympic gymnast and her football player husband Andrew East, also 27, revealed on Thursday that they are expecting a child. This comes a year and a half after she suffered a miscarriage.

Johnson posted an adorable photo of the couple. In it, they are smiling and gesturing towards her baby bump.

East posted a video of Johnson her cradling her baby bump and him holding up a pair of baby shoes on her page. They also started an Instagram account for their unborn child, but they didn't share the baby's gender or name.

"Verified @theeastbaby ... we cannot WAIT to welcome you to the world and shower you with love. @andrewdeast WE DID IT!" Johnson wrote.

The two also shared a YouTube video, recorded on February 17. The video shows them talking about her pregnancy.

"Someone asked me the other day, is it hard trying after we had a miscarriage?" Johnson said. "I've never really voiced any hesitation with trying again, but yeah, I'm absolutely terrified."

East added, "I don't wanna say that that experience stole a little bit of joy and excitement. I think it more maybe prepared us."

He turned to his wife and told her, "You're gonna be an awesome mom."

"You're gonna be a dad," Johnson told him. "You're gonna be the best dad in the world."

Congratulations to the couple! May God bless their family.

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