The Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson is married to an Oakland Raiders long snapper Andrew East. The couple tied the knot after dating for three years in 2016.
How it all started? How is married life treating them? Are they thinking of having children? All the details of their relationship here.
Shawn Johnson's Married Life With Husband Of Two Years Andrew East-How It All Started?
The Gymnast is happily married to her footballer husband Andrew East. The duo became an item when Johnson met East' brother Guy in London and he strongly suggested that she should meet his footballer brother Andrew East.
After some time following the meeting, Guy convinced Andrew to meet Johnson. It was back in 2012 while Johnson was competing in Dancing With the Stars. Love didn't happen at once, but finally, the two officially started dating when Johnson flew to Nashville in June 2013.
CAPTION: Beautiful gymnast Shawn Johnson with her husband Andrew East SOURCE: From Shawn Johnson East's Twitter
On their first date, they watched a baseball game from the top of a parking garage. Then they went on a long drive through the city, stopped at Parthenon Broadway, eating at Loveless Cafe. Johnson was smitten by their adventurous first date.
After some time, Johnson moved to Nashville. Since the duo was so in love, East popped up the question, getting down on one knee, in front of thousands of people at a Chicago Cubs game. Johnson was completely surprised and was shaking while saying yes.
Today the love of my life asked me to be his forever... AND I SAID YES!! #isaidyes #weregettingmarried #wrigleyfield pic.twitter.com/20zRXD1WWB
— Shawn Johnson East (@ShawnJohnson) July 24, 2015
The lovebirds were girlfriend and boyfriend for around three years before exchanging the rings on 24 July 2015. Following the engagement, the duo walked down the aisle on 16 April 2016 in Franklin, Tennessee.
The gymnast wore a beautiful strapless lace dress with a long veil by Olia Zavozina. Though she didn't like the idea of her dress at the beginning, she loved it so much and felt comfortable in the dress. Both Johnson and East looked absolutely stunning on their big day.
CAPTION: Shawn Johnson and Andrew East on their big day SOURCE: From Shawn Johnson East's Twitter
Ever since their fairytale wedding, there is no looking back in their married life. The pair is just adorable together, they are such a couple goal with so much love.
Shawn Johnson Is Planning To Have A Child Post Miscarriage
As the East couple is leading a blissful married life, the duo is also planning to welcome a new member to their family.
On 21 October 2017, Johnson revealed a heartbreaking story of her pregnancy followed by a miscarriage.
CAPTION: Shawn Johnson cries of happiness as she found out she was pregnant SOURCE: Insider
Though it was a very difficult time for her, she shared her grief with the world as the retired gymnast wanted to motivate other to stay strong in such a difficult moment.
When I found out I was pregnant, it was the greatest moment in the world because it was basically God’s miracle of, ‘Yes, you’ve hurt your body for so many years, but this can still happen.
Johnson cried the tear of happiness when she found she was pregnant. She was very excited to meet her little one. But only after six weeks she suffered a miscarriage, she was devastated and full of guilt at the moment. Johnson felt that she can't be a good mother and can't take of her baby.
“I had these guilty feelings of if, ‘I can’t even take care of child for a week in my stomach, I can’t raise a child on my own. I felt guilty to Andrew that I had lost his child, and I felt guilty to God that I lost his child.”
However, the duo didn't give up and are trying to be parents. Hopefully, in near future, we'll get to hear the good news.
Shawn Johnson: Quick Facts
- She was born on 19 January 1992 in Des Moines, Iowa, U. S.
- She is a daughter of Doug Johnson and Teri Johnson.
- Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
- Her height is 4'11" (1.5 m).
- She went to Valley High School and late enrolled Vanderbilt University but withdrew before cla s ses began.
- She has an attractive net worth of $9 million.