Shawn Johnson

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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Shawn Machel Johnson East


American former artistic gymnast

Birth Date

June 19, 1992


29 years

Zodiac Sign



Des Moines, Iowa


Valley High School | Vanderbilt University



Shawn Johnson family members

Father's Name

Doug Johnson Shawn Johnson

Mother's Name

Teri Johnson Shawn Johnson

Is Shawn Johnson a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Shawn Johnson marital status?


Who is Shawn Johnson husband?

Andrew East

When did get married?

April 16, 2016

Shawn Johnson family photo

Shawn Johnson husband

Andrew East

andrew east hasband

Date of birth: September 17, 1991

Andrew is known not just as Shawn Johnson husband, but also as an athlete. He is an American football player. The young man position on the field is the longer snapper. His duty is to kick the ball back at a long distance. That’s not an easy thing, and not each American football player can perform successfully at this position.

Andrew Dean East was born in the biggest city of the state Indiana – Indianapolis. He grew up in the family of two athletes – his mother was a professional basketball player, and his father was a football player. Except for Andrew, his parents had three sons and a daughter. The boy practiced football since his early years. He studied at North Central High School. After graduation Andrew East entered the School of Management in Owen. But he left it to pursue career of an American football player.

The young athlete was drafted in May, 2015 by Kansas City Chiefs. But three months later he was released by the team managers. After that the athlete played for various teams, such as Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders etc. In fact, Andrew East didn’t stay in any of these teams for long, very soon he was waved by team owners, and that’s shows that he is not so skilful as a snapper. But no doubt, Andrew is a lucky guy in his personal life.

At first Andrew and a famous gymnast Shawn Johnson appeared in public in September, 2014. They were the guests at the benefit dinner. After that the young people didn’t keep in secret their love and appeared at public events together from time to time. Later Shawn opened up, that they met through Andrew’s older brother. He was a competitor at the Olympics and there met a talented gymnast. He decided to introduce her to his brother Andrew, and two young people fell in love.

On July 24 in 2015 Andrew proposed his girlfriend. Then he invited Shawn to Chicago Cubs game and popped the question just there.

The couple wedded on April 16, 2016, and that was a beautiful sweet ceremony with lots of candles and flowers.

Although the couple is not rich (Shawn shared with her fans the info that her husband and she have to save almost on everything), still they seem to be very happy together.

Who are Shawn Johnson parents?

Teri Johnson (mother)

Teri Johnson Shawn Johnson mother

It seems that after Shawn Johnson birth, her mother forgot about her own life, because the only thing she is talking about in her interviews is her daughter Shawn and gymnastic classes.

But it’s known that Teri Johnson spent the most part of her life in Des Moines, IA. Her mother cared about their big house. In addition, she spent a lot of time with her daughter. Teri was shocked, when she noticed that her little daughter started to walk, being 9 months old. After that little Shawn couldn’t stay at one place for more than a couple of minutes. To channel her energy to the right direction, Teri took her daughter to gymnastic classes, when the girl had just crossed 3 year old age mark.

Teri knew that gymnastics is the main part of Shawn’s life, but not the only one. That’s why she taught her daughter to do everything about the house – the future Olympic Games champion cleaned her room, washed the dishes and cooked dinner. In addition, she coped with a school program with a tutor, which Teri hired for her. Nowadays the sports star Shawn Johnson is grateful to her mother for comparatively normal childhood.

Doug Johnson (father)

Doug Johnson Shawn Johnson father

Shawn Johnson’s father worked at a farm. Each morning he took his daughter Shawn and they both rode the lawnmower and watched horses and cows in the fields. Later the family moved from the house, because a huge mall was built behind their fence.

Till now Shawn is very close with her father. She tells that he forbade her to spend her free time in gym after her retirement. He wanted his daughter to enjoy a simple life and to go to college. He advised his kid to enter Stanford University. But Shawn met her future husband and entered Vanderbilt University, Andrew East’s Alma Mater. She quit it after a few months of studying.


Shawn Johnson aka Shawn Machel East is widely known as an artistic gymnast, who won numerous awards, including a gold medal and three silver medals at Summer Olympic Games in China (2008).

Shaw was born in Des Moines, IA in the family of farm owners. She was hyperactive in her early childhood, and that inspired her mother to take the girl to gymnastic classes. Her talent was obvious, and at the age of 6 Shawn started to train more seriously at West Des Moines school under the supervision of the coach Liang Chow.

Shawn Johnson has become a celebrity at the age of 16, when she won four medals at Olympic Games in Beijing, China. In the company of her teammate and friend Nastia Liukin, Shawn has become an American sports star. The girls made US female gymnastics team undefeated, having won gold and silver medals in individual competition for the first time in the team history.

Shawn retired in 2012 after a severe knee trauma. Nowadays the girl appears on TV as a sports commenter and endorses a number of brands.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Shawn Johnson East participated in Dancing with the Stars show. The beautiful blonde danced in the 8th season of the show with a choreographer Mark Ballas. The couple won the 1st place.
  2. She was a guest at The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2007.
  3. Shawn was the most googled female athlete in 2008-2009.
  4. On April 4, 2019 Shawn and her husband Andrew East announced through social media that they are expecting a baby. Shawn got pregnant is February, 2019 and just in April they dared to share great news with their fans. The baby delivery would be in October, 2019.
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