Misty May-Treanor Expecting First Child

02/21/2014 at 06:20 PM ET

Misty May-Treanor Pregnant Expecting First Child Mark Sullivan/WireImage

Bump, set, baby: Misty May-Treanor is pregnant!

The former Olympic beach volleyball player is expecting her first child with her husband, Cleveland Indians catcher Matt Treanor, in June, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Matt and I are overjoyed and excited about the journey before us,” May-Treanor, 36, wrote in an email to the Associated Press. “We have been wanting to start our family and we feel blessed to finally have this little miracle happen.”

After taking the sport by storm when she and her partner Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, May-Treanor announced she would be retiring to concentrate on starting a family.

“It’s time for me to be a wife. I want to be a mom and share time with my family,” she told PEOPLE following the team’s big win. “My mind says it’s time and my body says it’s time, and it’s the right time.”

May-Treanor has since been working as a coach in California.

Walsh Jennings — who played with May-Treanor for 11 years — has three children of her own, Joseph Michael, 4½, Sundance Thomas, 3½, and Scout Margery, 10 months. She will go for her fourth gold at Rio’s 2016 Summer Games alongside her new partner, April Ross.

Flashback Video: Kerri Walsh Jennings On Her Last Olympics with Misty May-Treanor

— Anya Leon with reporting by Johnny Dodd

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Kimberly on


Shelly on

Congrats to Misty and Matt!!

Sandfeet on

Best news ever!! Congratulations Misty and Matt, I am overjoyed.

Sarah S. on

Yay, I am really happy for her! I know she’s been wanting to start a family ever since the London Olympics. Congrats! 🙂

Colleen on

i’m pretty sure that this is old news. i remember hearing that she was pregnant months ago. either way, congrats to them! gonna miss misty in 2016 though :/

Julie on

Precious news!!!! I adore her!

Lori on

Congratulations to Misty! I love her, but let her crows feet at 36 be a lesson to all about the importance of daily moisturizer with sunscreen!

karen on

I love this!! She is so awesome. Congrats Misty and Matt!!

AL on

Best wishes for a safe and healthy pregnancy! Great news!

Lisa on

Yay! Good for her! Great to hear that her plans have worked out 🙂

Marky on

Congratulations, Misty!!! Those of us are fans are so thrilled and excited for you and Matt; hope you have an easy pregnancy and delivery, and can’t wait to see your baby! So happy for you…..

Lori, let your post be a reminder that those who think they know everything, rarely do. Genetics play as big a part in wrinkles and crow’s feet as does moisturizing. My fraternal twin and I grew up together, practiced the same skin care, except I was much more careless about it than she was. She had many more wrinkles in her late 30’s than I did, because she took after my mom and her side of the family, and they all wrinkled much earlier (in spite of lots of skin care), and her hair grayed in her mid-thirties. I still don’t have gray hair, and my face is only beginning to wrinkle.

The thing I’m curious about is why the subject even came up. Any fan would know Misty has been wanting a baby for a long time, and this is a time to celebrate! Do you people really think people should have a bunch of plastic surgery, or do you think they look better just being natural. Comments like yours seem designed to be hurtful, not congratulatory. JMHO

Tee Tee on

Ach, I’m so happy for them! She’s been very vocal about wanting to start a family, so this is wonderful news!

Lori, was that nasty comment really necessary? What in the world does her appearance have to do with this joyful news?

onge on

she’s only 36? yikes. should have taken better care of her skin

Anonymous on

Aw, congrats to her! If memory serves, she’s been talking about wanting to be a mom for years. I felt so bad for her when each of Keri’s children was born (if memory serves, she’s been talking about wanting to be a mom since Keri’s first pregnancy). I’m glad she and her husband were finally succesful in their own efforts! 🙂

Kat on


She seems older, more like 56 or early 60s may be due to overexposure to the sun.

rona on

Misty and Kerry are 2 of the best athletes in the world. I adore them and I am so happy for Misty. I miss watching you both.

Hush on

Are people really posting under different names to leave the same negative comment? Anyways congrats to Misty for always bringing home the gold for her country and for the new baby on the way.

Bobby on

Congratulation, Misty & Matt! Misty, You’ve been an absolute pleasure to watch these past Olympics…just wonderful!

Julia Griggs on

Who would vote this story with a sad or angry face? WTF??

Happiness to the couple!

Tanya on

Congratulations Misty May. You need some sun screen too protect your skin.

peacebeme on

Congrats to her and her husband! I love her and Kerry.

theleaffactory on

Lol! Lori and onge are just jealous because Misty’s so gorgeous. Golly! I hope I look that awesome when I’m 36. 😀

meganmegan1960 on

That’s Wonderful…Congrats to you both!!!…..Love watching her play volleyball!!!!

Brooke on

I know she has wanted this for a long time. Happy for her!!