Shawn Johnson Shares First Photos of Newest Addition to the East Family
By Movieguide® Staff
Former Olympic gold-medal gymnast Shawn Johnson recently shared the first photos of her baby boy.
Johnson, who shares the baby boy’s older sister Drew with her husband Andrew East, welcomed their second child on July 20.
“Welcome to the world little man! We love you so much!” Johnson wrote on Instagram. The couple also shared the news on their popular YouTube channel, “The East Family.”
The proud parents also shared the birth video, which showed their then-family of three preparing for their new addition. The video also showed Shawn going in for a C-section as well as the moment that their new bundle of joy made his arrival. The couple has yet to publicly announce his name.
Johnson is open about her past miscarriage, and how she relies on God and her supportive husband to continue thank God for life.
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The Christian gymnast, 29, shared the tragic news in a YouTube video in Oct. 2017. However, in Oct. 2019, Johnson East and her husband Andrew East welcomed their daughter Drew Hazel and expect another baby boy this year.
“Our miscarriage back in 2017, it was the first time I ever felt super vulnerable,” Johnson East told Good Morning America in May 2021. “I didn’t know who to go to or who to talk to or how to heal. So I ended up going to social media. I needed someone to respond to me and say, ‘It’s going to be okay, I went through this as well.'”
She continued: “And to see the thousands and thousands of women that came forward and just said, ‘I went through this. I’m struggling through this. Thank you, I felt so alone until now’ — I felt the same way, and it was the only way I healed.”
Johnson East is also an outspoken Christian and said that she is thankful for how God has used her experience for a greater purpose.
“Looking back on everything we’ve gone through… it’s all for a purpose,” Johnson East said. “It all makes it worth it in the end. It makes things more sweet. I think it’s through those heartache moments that you truly learn. You learn who you are, you learn how to be a better wife and mother and daughter.”