Getty Images
Getty Images

Mary Lou Retton Shared New Photo of Freshman Daughter & Fans Love Her Chic Dorm Room

Gracious Egedegbe
Aug 28, 2019
05:00 A.M.
Mary Lou Retton’s daughter is a college freshman. She shared a photo of her third child sitting in her dorm, and the décor of the room left her followers amazed.

Mary Lou Retton shared on Instagram, a photo of her daughter, Skyla, sitting in her college dorm room. The new college student wore an oversized T-Shirt with the name Texas Tech printed on it.


The dorm room featured a charming décor, a comfy bed with several pillows, and a frame with the words, “Welcome home, Sky.” Retton captioned it:

“All moved in! I am sure going to miss her, but it’s her time to shine. #TexasTech #HappyTears #ProudMama.”


Skyla, responded to her mum’s words, writing:

“But I love you so much, and miss you so much.”

Other followers of the gymnast, stayed away from the mother-daughter love and focused on how great the freshman’s dorm looked. One of Retton’s followers wrote:

“This is a dorm room? Wow! Things have changed.”


Another wrote:

“That’s a great dorm room. My room wouldn’t fit on the bed. Lol.”

While a third commented:

“If that’s a dorm room, score!”

Few months ago, the Olympic gymnast who is now celebrating her daughter going to college was a guest speaker at the 2019 guest lecture of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.


During her presentation, the mum-of-four spoke on her resilience and determination to win the ’84 Olympics gold. Retton said:

"I had to leave comfort zones; I had to be resilient, but, most importantly, I had to learn to seize the moment when my time came.”

The West Virginia native transferred her spirit of determination to her daughters, Shayla, McKenna, Skyla, and Emma Jean.


The girls followed her footsteps into competitive sports, and McKenna and Emma are gymnasts just like their mother. The sporting spirit also comes from her daughters’ father and husband, Shannon Kelley.

Kelley played as a sporting quarterback for the Texas Longhorns in the ’80s. After retirement, he took on coaching jobs and worked as the quarterback coach at Fairmont State University for two seasons.

Retton currently works in the athletic department of the university.

The parents-of-four met while they were in college and got engaged in ’89. By ’90, the two got married and had their first child some years later.

Retton and Kelley are family-oriented and continuously cheer their daughters on as they make a name for themselves in competitive sports.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Michelle Pfeiffer & David E Kelley Have Been Married for 29 Years — They Share Two Children

February 10, 2022

Daughter Dies on Valentine's Day, 4 Days Later Mom Finds Two Envelopes in Her Desk

February 23, 2022

Woman Gets Pregnant with a Black Man's Child & Her Dad Claims She 'Ruined His Reputation'

February 02, 2022

9-Year-Old Girl Keeps Disappearing after School, Dad Follows Her Trail into the Forest — Story of the Day

April 11, 2022

Parents Notice Daughter Becoming Reclusive and Finds Out She Had Lost Her Memory – Story of the Day

January 27, 2022

Woman Gets a Job as a Maid in Rich Old Lady’s House and Sees Her Baby Photo There — Story of the Day

February 15, 2022

Erin Napier Dreamed about Owning Her House in Laurel as a Teen — Inside Her 97-Year-Old Family Home

April 26, 2022

Florence Griffith-Joyner's Husband Al Found Her Lifeless in Their Bedroom & Tried to Revive Her by Himself

May 03, 2022

Harrison Ford Had 5 Kids from 3 Marriages Including a Daughter Who Is His 'Hero' & an Adopted Son

May 14, 2022

Old Woman Disinherits Her Children after She Overhears Them Arguing in the Hospital Room – Story of the Day

February 12, 2022

Woman Refuses to Accept Stepdaughter until She Sees Photo Her Father Stashed for 42 Years — Story of the Day

April 27, 2022

18-Year-Old Dancer Cuts Parents Out of Her $3M Prize After They Urge Her to Get Rid of Her Baby — Story of the Day

February 08, 2022

Groom’s Grandpa Sees His Late Wife’s Dress on Bride and Demands to Stop the Wedding – Story of the Day

April 30, 2022

Meet John Amos' Kids with a 'Renaissance Woman' to Whom His Marriage Was Banned in 16 States

May 03, 2022