Former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East and her husband, retired NFL star Andrew East, are growing their family!
On Wednesday, Shawn shared a series of photos to Instagram with the caption, "Swipe for a surprise," tagging Andrew's account as well as a new account, @thebabyeast. The photos were taken in front of the Olympic Rings at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece, and the second picture in the post reveals Shawn's baby bump.
The couple are already parents to daughter Drew Hazel, 3½, and son Jett James, 2 — who were also on the trip.
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Shawn and Andrew, who are working with Home Chef to celebrate the meal kit brand's 10th birthday, spoke to Woman's Day prior to their official pregnancy announcement. "It's been super handy as we've grown our family and simultaneously lessened the amount of time that we have," Andrew says of Home Chef.
The Easts dished about their plans for the rest of the summer, dream podcast guests, growing the FamilyMade media network, and more.
"We've been putting a lot of time and effort into the FamilyMade media network that we launched, which we love, but especially since it's summer, we're just trying to embrace being parents and spending time with our kids. We're having a lot of fun," Shawn says.
"It's been a big year," Andrew adds. Their podcast, Couple Things, featured guests including Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker, and five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin Johnson and her husband, Hayes Johnson. As far as dream podcast guests, Shawn and Andrew reveal some celebrity duos they'd love to have on the show.
"Zendaya and Tom Holland, Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber, Ellen [DeGeneres] and Portia [de Rossi], Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively" are at the top of Shawn's list. "Dax [Shepard] and Kristen [Bell], looking at you," says Andrew. "We'll also accept presidential couples. Presidents and first ladies are welcome on the show."
The duo chat openly about their own marriage, raising their two kids, and balancing their careers on Couple Things, too. When asked what they've learned so far since having their second baby, Andrew tells us, "The whole process is so humbling. From the get-go, you realize that you can't just get pregnant with a snap of your fingers, and then staying pregnant is a battle in and of itself. And then you have the kid and you're humbled because you don't really know how to navigate that."
"I feel like we've gotten better the second time around. I'm excited for a lot more humbling experiences," he continues.
And if you think this power couple already has enough on their plates, get ready — they've also launched a media network called FamilyMade, which is an online community intended to spotlight and celebrate families of all kinds.
"The goal with the network is to tell stories around different family experiences, whether that's stories of adoption, or grief, or special needs; trying to start conversations that encourage and entertain families," Andrew says, adding that it's been "a fun journey so far."
To learn more, you can head to the FamilyMade website here. Shawn encourages everyone to "check out FamilyMade and see all of our different creators and influencers that we have, that have amazing stories. We're in love with them, so we would love people to check them out."
Congratulations to Shawn and Andrew on all that they've achieved, and everything they have to look forward to!
Jamie Kravitz (she/her) is the digital editor at Woman's Day, where she oversees the brand's digital platforms and covers holidays, food, and more. Before joining WD in 2021, she was a digital editor at the Rachael Ray Show. Jamie has over five years of experience writing relationship, entertainment, home, and gifting content for publications including The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Insider, and Elite Daily. She graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing and lives in Brooklyn with her cats, Lumos and Linus.