Shawn Johnson Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage: 'Everything Happens For a Reason'


The 25-year-old gymnast shared the news in a heartbreaking YouTube video.

Shawn Johnson is opening up about her recent heartbreak.

The retired gymnast revealed in a YouTube video on Saturday that she had recently suffered a miscarriage. 

"The past 48 hours have been some of the happiest, scariest, and saddest times of my life. My husband Andrew  [East] and I found out that we were unexpectedly pregnant, only to find out hours later some tragic news," she wrote in a YouTube video called "Pregnancy + Heartbreak." "I have been crying more than I ever have, but am still optimistic for what is next."

In the video, Johnson displays two home pregnancy tests, which confirm she was pregnant. "We're going to have a baby," she cries, holding up the tests to the camera. "I definitely wasn't planning this, but it's really, really exciting. How am I gonna tell Andrew? He's going to be a daddy." 

Later in the video, Johnson and East are shown driving to a doctor's office, where an ultrasound showed bleeding in her uterus and no gestational sac. The 25-year-old Olympian miscarried naturally six weeks along. 

"We feel like a lot of people go through this so we wanted to share it, " Johnson said in the YouTube video with East, whom she married in April 2016. 

The couple later sat down for a Facebook Live chat with their fans, where they answered questions about their experience. "We know everything happens for a reason," Johnson shared. "We believe God's got a bigger plan for us. All we can do is be positive, otherwise we just sink into a hole." 

"This is by far the hardest video we’ve ever posted but we felt as though it was a story that needed to be shared as so many struggle with the same thing," Johnson posted on Instagram. "@andrewdeast I love you more than anything in this world and I know you are going to make the greatest Daddy in the world someday. Thank you for being my rock through all of this."

Johnson isn't the only celeb to open up about their miscarriage. See Gabrielle Union's story in the video below.