Jett James East is the second child of a famous gymnast Shawn Johnson and her husband, Andrew East. He was born on 19 July 2021. Since he is a small kid, no information about his professional life and education is available. In this article, you will learn about Shawn Johnson East’s successful career.
Who is Shawn Johnson East?
An American former artistic gymnast, Shawn Johnson, also known as Shawn Johnson East, is popular for taking home silver medal in the team, all-around, and floor exercise competitions as well as the gold medal in the balancing beam competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She also succeeded in Season 8 of the renowned dancing television competition “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009.
Early Life and Training
Johnson, the daughter of Doug and Teri Johnson, was born on January 19, 1992, in Des Moines, Iowa. At age 3, her parents saw that she was climbing cupboards and leaping off tables, so they enrolled her in a gymnastics class. Johnson was one of Liang Chow’s first students when he founded a gymnastics school in West Des Moines at the age of six. Chow later trained Johnson as a competitive gymnast for almost two decades.
Johnson graduated from Valley High School but stopped attending classes in the spring of 2009. She moved to Los Angeles, California, with her mother before participating in “Dancing with the Stars.” She completed high school in 2010 with the help of a private tutor. In 2013, she applied to Vanderbilt University; however, she withdrew before the start of the semester.
Personal Life and Relationships
Andrew East, a professional football long snapper who competed for the Washington Redskins in 2018, is the spouse of Johnson. They married on April 16, 2016, in Franklin, Tennessee, after getting engaged on July 24, 2015, at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game. They share a home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gymnastics Junior Career
Johnson participated in the Junior Olympics National Championships when she was 12 years old, placing fourth overall, first on beam, and second on floor. She qualified for Junior International Elite on her first attempt, garnering much attention when finishing third at the 2005 U.S. Classic. She outperformed all her senior elite competitors at the 2006 U.S. Junior National All-Around Championship, winning with a score higher than theirs.
Johnson continued to exhibit new abilities as a senior in 2007 and even performed a double-twisting double layout dismount off the uneven bars. She participated in the American Cup and defeated teammate Natasha Kelley to win the all-around. She also participated in the 2007 Pan American Games when she took home four gold and one silver on the floor. Johnson defeated Shayla Worley by more than three points to take home the all-around title at the 2007 Visa U.S. National Championships.
Owing to her enormous social media following, influencer status, book sales, and frequent television appearances, Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $9 million.
Due to ongoing issues with her left knee, Johnson ended her comeback for the 2012 Olympic team and retired on June 3, 2012. According to a study conducted by Forbes magazine, Johnson was “America’s Most-Liked Sports Figure” in 2009.