Fall 2021 SS Magazine

SS PODCAST: Andrew East & Shawn Johnson East on faith, celebrity, identity & marriage

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Andrew East is a former professional football player. Shawn Johnson East is a former Olympic gymnastics gold medalist. Together, they are now creating content on their YouTube channel “The East Family” with more than 1 million subscribers. They also host their own podcast, “Couple Things with Shawn and Andrew.” They were married in April 2016 and their daughter, Drew, was born in October 2019. Their second child is expected this summer.

Shawn’s Olympic success saw her come away with a gold and three silver medals at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Since then, she’s competed on “Dancing with the Stars” and written three books.

Andrew played college football at Vanderbilt as a long snapper, and had stints in the NFL with the Chiefs, Seahawks, Raiders, Rams, Jaguars and Washington.

Today on the podcast, we talk with Andrew and Shawn about their engagement at Wrigley Field, the importance of faith in their life, preparing for baby No. 2, Andrew’s NFL debut, and stewarding their large platforms well.

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