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Former ‘DWTS’ Contestant Shawn Johnson Surprises Fans, Reveals She’s Expecting Her Third Child

Shawn Johnson at the 2017 Summer TCA TourPhoto by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

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Shawn Johnson, the former Olympic gymnast and celebrity contestant on Dancing with the Stars, has exciting news to share with her fans. Johnson and her husband, retired NFL star Andrew East, are expecting their third child. The couple, both 31 years old, took to Instagram to announce the pregnancy and share their joy with the world.

Shawn Johnson Announced She’s Pregnant With Third Child

In a series of photos posted by Johnson, one of the pictures shows her sitting at an ancient stadium in Greece, capturing the timeless beauty of the location. The subsequent photo reveals her proudly posing with her baby bump to the side.

Johnson and East are already parents to two adorable children: son Jett James, who is two years old, and daughter Drew Hazel, who is three and a half. The timing of Johnson’s pregnancy announcement aligns with a previous Instagram reel she shared, showcasing clips from her gold medal ceremony in 2008 and her recent visit to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece, with her children.

“Going back to the Olympic Stadium thankful, but also so proud of where I am today.” Johnson said.

Reflecting on the moment, Johnson expressed her gratitude and pride. While Johnson did not compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Greece, the choice of location holds special significance. The Panathenaic Stadium, an ancient venue, hosted the Olympic Games both in the late 1800s and again in 2004.

Shawn Johnson Opened Up About Her Children’s Interests

In a recent interview, Johnson shared details about her children’s budding interests. She mentioned her appearance on the popular children’s TV show Blippi, where she scored major points with her kids. Her daughter, Drew, has shown an inclination towards gymnastics, much like her mother.

Johnson described the gym as a “giant padded playground for a kid,” and revealed that Drew enjoys it more than ballet or soccer at this stage. Despite her own successful gymnastics career, Johnson East emphasized that she has no expectations for her children to follow in her footsteps.

“I’m as far from wanting her to be a gymnast as humanly possible,” Johnson said. “I just want her to fall in love with something, and I’ll be her biggest cheerleader, no matter what it is.”

As the Johnson East family prepares to welcome their third child, fans and well-wishers also eagerly await updates on this new chapter in their lives. With both Johnson’s incredible athletic background, East’s football career, and their shared commitment to raising their children in a loving and supportive environment, there’s no doubt that their expanding family will continue to inspire and captivate the world.

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