Update: Shannon is having a son. “It’s a boy!!!!,” she tweeted yesterday. “We just found out and are so excited.”
Originally posted April 27th: Is there a future balance beamer in the oven? Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller and her husband John Falconetti are expecting their first child together, the mama-to-be announced to viewers during an appearance on Oklahoma’s Channel 4 news. Revealing that her due date is November 5th, Shannon shares that her parents are simply “over the moon” with the upcoming arrival.
Giving birth will be one more accomplishment to add to the 32-year-old’s long list of life’s achievements: As the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history, Shannon is the proud owner of seven Olympic and nine World Championship medals.
Perhaps best known for her performance in the individual all-around in the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona, Shannon went on to win the gold medal for her balance beam routine at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, as well as receiving a team gold as part of the Magnificent Seven.
Thanks to CBB reader Michele.