Shawn Johnson Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby No. 3 With Husband Andrew East

Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and husband Andrew East, who are parents to daughter Drew, 3, and son Jett, 2, have welcomed their third baby.

By Brahmjot Kaur Dec 14, 2023 4:45 PMTags
Watch: Shawn Johnson Gives Birth to Baby No. 3 With Andrew East

It's a golden moment for Shawn Johnson and Andrew East.

After all, the duo welcomed their third baby on Dec. 12.

"Our baby is healthy and that's all we can ask for!" Shawn, who welcomed the newborn via C-section, shared in their FamilyMade newsletter on Dec. 14. "Recovery is always a process and I've learned to be really patient with my body."

"Not trying to rush anything and really just going to soak it all in," she continued. "The third time around feels so surreal because even though we've done this twice before, there's still so much nervousness and excitement around the days leading up to the birth and then so much magic once you get to hold your sweet baby in your arms for the first time."

Shawn and Andrew's littlest one joins big sister Drew, 4, and brother, Jett, 2. And when it came to learning the sex of their newborn, the gold medalist, 31, who first announced her pregnancy in July, opted to keep it a surprise until the bundle of joy's arrival—just like they did with their eldest.

"There was something so special with Drew about Andrew finding out first in delivery and being able to tell me," Shawn exclusively told E! News in July 23. "It's his little celebration moment. It was really, really special. And so we're like, 'Let's just do that one more time.'"

The two have yet to publicly share the name or sex of their third child.

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In fact, Shawn reflected on how her mindset has changed with each of her pregnancies. Looking back on how she felt becoming a first-time mom, she explained, "You become so over-prepared. And then with every kid, it's like, ‘Oh, I know I still have that stuff. And we'll figure it out when they get here.'" 

 Although, of how she's feeling about her third trip to the delivery room, she jokingly added, "So much more lax to the point where I started to panic because I haven't done anything." 

But Shawn and the former football player, 32, are more than ready to figure out life as a family of five.


In fact, the couple even poked fun at their parenthood journey in a recent video on social media, comparing the way the two reacted to delivering their first children—which included the two barely holding onto all of their supplies—versus their third upcoming delivery, which seems like less of an ordeal.

And when it comes to life with a newborn, Shawn and Andrew are looking forward to reaching exciting milestones with their little one.

"The best part of parenting, especially after having two kids now, is to see each of our babies develop into their own person," she expressed to E!. "And they are not alike at all, which is really, really fun to watch."

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