Video: DWTS Shawn Johnson Gets Engaged to Andrew East at Baseball Game
Gymast and Dancing With the Stars Season 8 winner, Shawn Johnson is engaged to football player, Andrew East.
In an exciting moment at the Cubs game, where Shawn and her former teammate on the USA gymnastics team, Alicia Quinn, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs vs. Phillies game. Johnson was walking off the mound when her boyfriend East, got down on one knee and asked Johnson for her hand in marriage.
Johnson was shocked by the proposal but responded with a head nod. She later took to Instagram where she posted the video along with the caption:
“Surprise a girl could ever ask for today…. The love of my life @andrewdeast asked me to be his forever AND I SAID YES!!!!!! #isaidyes #weregettingmarried #holycow”
East was also thrilled posting a photo with the caption:
“I’m a lucky guy to put a ring on this girls finger! I love you @ShawnJohnson”
Shawn Johnson is best known for her performance at the Olympics in 2008 where she won the gold medal for the balance beam, as well as, the team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist.
After retiring from gymnastics in 2012, Johnson appeared on Dancing with the Stars – season eight where she took home the mirror ball trophy, and in November 2012 she earned second place on the all-star edition. She also appeared on the most recent season of Celebrity Apprentice, where she was eliminated 6th.
The couple have been dating for a number of years with both attending Vanderbilt University.
Congratulations to the young couple. May they have a lifetime of happiness!!