Mary Lou Retton's Daughter Skyla Kelley Reveals Pregnancy at Sister's Graduation

Mary Lou Retton's daughter Skyla, 24, reveals her pregnancy at her sister Emma's graduation ceremony, making Retton a soon-to-be grandmother. This news comes after Retton's recent health scare and recovery, and her eldest daughter McKenna's upcoming wedding.

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Mary Lou Retton's Daughter Skyla Kelley Reveals Pregnancy at Sister's Graduation

Mary Lou Retton's Daughter Skyla Kelley Reveals Pregnancy at Sister's Graduation

Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton is set to become a grandmother as her daughter Skyla Kelley, 24, revealed her pregnancy at sister Emma Jean Kelley's graduation ceremony. The news was shared through a family photo posted by Skyla's sister Shayla Schrepfer on Instagram on May 11, 2024.

The family photo features Skyla posing with her visible baby bump in a fitted blue dress, alongside her mother Mary Lou Retton, 56, and other family members including sisters McKenna, 27, Shayla, 29, and Emma, 21. Shayla captioned the post: "The best weekend celebrating my baby sister's graduation ! emmajeankelley we are SO proud of you and can't wait to see you crush it in adulthood !"

Skyla's baby bump is also visible in another photo from the Instagram carousel, taken outside a Mexican restaurant. This will be the first grandchild for Mary Lou Retton, who shares her four daughters with ex-husband Shannon Kelley. Retton's eldest daughter McKenna is also set to get married this fall.

The pregnancy announcement comes just months after Mary Lou Retton faced a health scare in late 2023. The Olympic gold medalist spent several weeks in the ICU at a Texas hospital in October battling a rare form of pneumonia. In January 2024, Retton spoke publicly for the first time about her near-death experience, saying: "When you face death in the eyes, I have so much to look forward to, I'm a fighter and I'm not going to give up."

Retton was able to recover and spend Christmas with her daughters, even celebrating Easter together in March sans her oxygen tank that she had been using during her recovery. Her eldest daughter Shayla expressed gratitude when her mother was released from the hospital, stating: "Mom is HOME & in recovery mode. We still have a long road of recovery ahead of us, but baby steps. We are overwhelmed with the love and support from everyone."

The family had much to celebrate this May between Emma's college graduation and the news of Skyla's pregnancy. Mary Lou Retton, who made history at the 1984 Summer Olympics by becoming the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal in gymnastics, now looks forward to becoming a grandmother and welcoming a new addition to the family.

Key Takeaways

  • Mary Lou Retton's daughter Skyla, 24, is pregnant with her first child.
  • Skyla revealed her pregnancy at sister Emma's graduation ceremony.
  • This will be Mary Lou Retton's first grandchild.
  • Mary Lou Retton recently recovered from a health scare in 2023.
  • Retton's eldest daughter McKenna is set to get married this fall.