Shawn Johnson Gives Birth to Her First Child

The Olympic gymnast and her husband Andrew East officially welcomed their little bundle of joy. Get the details!

By Pamela Avila 04 Nov, 2019 6:21 PMTags
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Congratulations to Shawn Johnson!

The 27-year-old retired Olympic gymnast and husband Andrew East are parents to a baby girl! Johnson announced the arrival of her daughter on Monday, sharing a sweet family photo on Instagram.

"You are our everything," Johnson captioned the adorable snap. "Welcome to the world baby girl."

The former Dancing With the Stars contestant also shared a photo of herself just days before the big day on Instagram. Looking very pregnant—yet cozy in leggings and a brown cardigan—Johnson was all smiles in her photo, captioning it, "Baby is dropping! Hereeeee we go! #38weekspregnant @andrewdeast." 

The couple's baby girl is even already Instagram famous out of the womb. With about 216K followers on the 'gram, @theeastbaby is now ready to make their debut. 

Through her pregnancy, Johnson shared snippets and updates on her growing baby bump on her baby's page as well as hers. She and her husband also documented everything from their pregnancy announcement, the first ultrasound, pregnancy complications and positive pregnancy milestones on their YouTube channel, The East Family.

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The couple also chose to wait until Johnson gave birth to find out the sex of the baby.

The five-time Pan American Games gold medallist and 28-year-old NFL they were expecting in April, a year and a half after she suffered a miscarriage. They shared the news back in 2017 on YouTube and opened up about the support they had received from fans following the devastating news. 

"We never posted anything that that raw and real before and it truly meant a lot to us," Johnson said in the video at the time. "The outpouring of support that has come from us posting that video we could never imagine. Thousands and thousands of you have shared stories of miscarriages and it's just crazy to see how much it's been supported. We love you guys for it." 

The new parents married in April 2016.