Dominique Dawes is in full celebration mode. The former Olympic gymnast celebrated her forty-first birthday on Monday (November 20, 2017) with her family.

“Well, a lot to say here on my BIRTHDAY post,” Dominique told her Instagram fans. “Now being 41 couldn’t feel better- unless you’re extremely pregnant- with TWINS, due this January!” How exciting!


Dominique went on to tell fans, “I’ve been overwhelmed with love and support by you all, concerning my miscarriage earlier this year. I couldn’t tell you how much it meant to read your kind words and reading the stories you’ve shared about your personal struggle as well, with dealing with a miscarriage. It’s surreal to know that this pregnancy has been tough, as most are, but extremely joyful- my husband and 2 little daughters are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new daughter and son!”

Dominique Dawes shared the tragic news of her miscarriage in February. The gymnast took to Facebook in a transparent post. “Yes, I am putting myself out there and saying this is the toughest thing I’ve ever been through, acknowledging the fact that we lost a child in utero,” Dawes wrote. “Knowing the reality and accepting this miscarriage has brought me to a better place,” she added. “At first, I was ashamed and blamed myself, like I did something wrong. Now I’m looking forward with HOPE for the future!”

The future is looking fabulous as Dominique and husband Jeff Thompson’s son and daughter will join the couple’s two children, Quinn and Kateri, at home. Stay tuned for updates!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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