‘This Baby Has Been a Long Time Coming’ — Shawn Johnson East Announces Pregnancy After Suffering Miscarriage

Shawn Johnson East

Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East and her husband, NFL player Andrew East have not been shy about their struggles with miscarriage. But the pair took to Instagram Saturday with the exciting news that they are expecting!

“We cannot WAIT to welcome you to the world and shower you with love,” Johnson East wrote on Instagram.

The happy announcement comes a year and a half after the couple shared a raw and emotional video revealing they’d suffered a miscarriage.

“We feel like a lot of people go through this so we wanted to share it,” Johnson East said at the beginning of the video.

“The past 48 hours have been some of the happiest, scariest, and saddest times of my life. My husband Andrew and I found out that we were unexpectedly pregnant, only to find out hours later some tragic news. I have been crying more than I ever have, but am still optimistic for what is next.”

In a YouTube video announcing their pregnancy, East said, “A year and a half ago, we went through something rather traumatic — Shawn did, specifically. We had a miscarriage, and so this baby … has been a long time coming.”

Similar to their last pregnancy, the couple began filming in February to document the journey.

In December, Johnson East hinted that the couple would be trying for babies again in 2019 in an Instagram that closed out the year.

“2018 you rocked but 2019… I feel like you’re going to be the best. Here’s to a year dedicated to serving, learning, and hopefully babies ;)”

“The past few weeks have been some of the happiest, scariest, and nerve racking times in my entire life,” Johnson East wrote in her announcement on Facebook. “My husband Andrew and I found out that we we ARE PREGNANT! We want to thank all of you for being a part of our journey and can’t wait to learn through this together.”

The excited parents-to-be have already created an Instagram account for Baby East to document all of the exciting updates and joyful firsts they’re anxiously awaiting on this journey to parenthood.


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I can’t wait to meet you guys! #babyeast

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We can’t wait to keep up with all of the exciting updates from Baby East’s Instagram account, where the couple is already sharing notes to the journey that brought them here.

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