Shawn Johnson is pregnant with her second child!
The Olympic Gold medalist announced the exciting news on Instagram with a series of adorable photos. “Here we go again,” she captioned the pics.
Johnson followed up the next day with some additional images from the photo shoot, including a funny shot of Andrew pressed up against Shawn’s belly and another shot of the couple with their daughter.
“2 under 2…we are going to need ALL the tips we can get haha,” the gymnast captioned the photo.
The couple haven’t yet announced if they’re having a boy or a girl, but the now-retired gymnast has been open about not wanting her daughter to grow up with the body images and insecurity she faced.
“I remember I would come home just crying after school and I would be like, ‘Mom, I want to change my name. I want to quit gymnastics,’” she said during an interview last year. “She taught me literally everything. Like, ‘You’re not supposed to look like them. You’re not supposed to be like them.’ She was always like, ‘God made you different. You’re supposed to be different and that’s a beautiful thing.’”
After her last pregnancy, though, Johnson revealed she had never felt better about her body.
“I feel more confident about my body than I ever have — I love it,” she said.
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