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Heavily Pregnant Olympian Shawn Johnson Defies Gravity Jumping in Video Days before Due Date – See Fans' Reaction

Edduin Carvajal
Jul 18, 2021
05:40 A.M.
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Former artistic gymnast Shawn Johnson surprised her Instagram followers with a video jumping with her husband even though she is about to give birth to her second baby.


While Shawn Johnson and her husband Andrew East constantly share hilarious videos and striking photos of themselves on social media, they are not your regular influencers.

For starters, she won three gold medals in the 2007 Artistic Gymnastics World Championship in Stuttgart and a gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, and he is a professional football player.

Shawn Johnson during the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Beijing, China, on August 13, 2008 | Photo: Getty Images



Coincidentally, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were crucial for Johnson and East’s love story. While being in England as part of the USA Gymnastics team, Johnson attended her cyclist friend Taylor Phinney’s competition.

One of Phinney’s teammates was Guy, East’s older brother. Guy immediately thought that Johnson and his brother could get along well, so a few months after the Olympics were over, he put East on a plane to Los Angeles to meet her.


Things between the two started relatively slow. Still, six months after their first meeting, they went to the Indy 500. Then, in June 2013, she visited East in Nashville and spent their first official date watching a Vanderbilt baseball game.

After doing some other activities, Johnson fell in love with both East and the city, so she moved to Nashville four months later, and they’ve been together ever since.



On July 24, 2015, he proposed in a very romantic – and public – way. The USA Gymnastics team asked Johnson and fellow gymnast Alicia Sacramone to throw the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game.

After doing so, East showed up on the field, and although he was in front of thousands of people, he got down on one knee and pulled out a small box with an engagement ring in it. She said yes, and everybody cheered them on.

Comments from Instagram users on Shawn Johnson's post from July 13, 2021 | Photo: Instagram:shawnjohnson


In April 2016, Johnson and East tied the knot at a property in Williamson County, Tennessee. On October 29, 2019, the couple’s first child, Drew, joined the family.

Her birth was notable for more than just one reason, including that she was born almost two years after Johnson suffered a miscarriage. Apart from that, things didn’t go as planned.

[A netizen] wondered how Johnson was not “peeing everywhere.”

Comments from Instagram users on Shawn Johnson's post from July 13, 2021 | Photo: Instagram:shawnjohnson


Johnson explained she was so stubborn about giving birth naturally and without medications that she felt guilty when she got an epidural after 14 hours. After learning that she needed a c-section following 22 hours of labor, she felt like she failed. Johnson said:

“But after holding our sweet girl in my arms and being told everything went well, and she had made it to us safely, I could have cared less.”

In January 2021, East and Johnson announced that they were expecting their second kid. Only two months later, they revealed on YouTube that Drew would have a baby brother.

Comments from Instagram users on Shawn Johnson's post from July 13, 2021 | Photo: Instagram:shawnjohnson



On July 13, 2021, Johnson surprised her over 3.1 million Instagram followers with a video showing herself wearing black leggings and a matching top jumping with her husband.

It is important to point out that she is expected to give birth pretty soon, so her followers took to the comment section to share their thoughts and praise her ability to move like that.


A netizen wrote that she was seriously impressed, adding that anyone who had been pregnant probably knew how hard jumping like that was. Another user wondered how Johnson was not “peeing everywhere.”

Johnson and East made headlines again in May 2021 when she showed her husband what it feels like to be pregnant. In the videos they uploaded on social media, East appeared doing different activities with a 14-pound ball wrapped to his stomach. They genuinely are a one-of-a-kind couple!