Pro Golfer Michelle Wie West Gives Birth to First Child with Husband Jonnie West

Pro golfer Michelle Wie West welcomed her first child on Friday, June 19, with husband Jonnie West.

By Pamela Avila Jun 21, 2020 11:11 PMTags
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Pro golfer Michelle Wie West welcomed her first child on Friday, June 19, with husband Jonnie West.

Michelle posted a picture of herself with her newborn daughter on Instagram this weekend, writing, "Kenna baby, I have waited my entire life to meet you. Makenna Kamalei Yoona West, your daddy and I love you more than any words can describe." 

"You are our entire [world]," she continued. "We can't wait to watch you grow. 6/19/20."

The pro golfer also shared a picture of her husband Jonnie, who is one of five sons of NBA legend Jerry West, with their little bundle of joy. 

Earlier this year, Michelle spoke to The Associated Press about expecting a daughter and how that's inspired her career moving forward. "I do know, especially now having a baby girl, the motivation to come back is even stronger," Michelle told AP, per Los Angeles Times. "Because I'm having a girl, I want her to see me play, and be a strong woman. That's really important. I always thought I'd be the person that I'm going to quit when I have kids. Now it's different."

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She also spoke to the publication about how her first trimester was a struggle. "I don't think they should call it morning sickness," she shared. "It's 24/7." 

Nevertheless, according to her Instagram updates, it looks as though Michelle has enjoyed the special moments pregnancy has brought her—when she's not feeling the "morning sickness." 

"ILYSM babygirl," she shared on Instagram in late January. "Keep on growin in there. #girlmom" 

Michelle and her husband Jonnie wed last summer and announced in January that they were expecting their first child together. 

"Babygirl, we love you so much already and we just can't wait to meet you this summer!! #BabyWest," she wrote on Instagram, when they announced the pregnancy news

At 30-years-old, the pro golfer and new mom holds five LGPA tournament victories, including the 2014 U.S. Women's Open, under her belt.

At the age of 10, she qualified for her first pro event. At age 14, she shot the lowest score by a woman competing on the PGA Tour with a 68 at Sony Open.