Lou Retton age, family, children, husband, career, net worth.

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Lou Retton is an American retired gymnast who lives in Houston. Lou is about four feet and nine inches tall. However, she was the first American gymnast woman to win a gold medal.

Lou Retton Age

Lou thy gymnast was born and brought up in Fairmount, West Virginia. Her birthday date is 24th of January,1968. Therefore, she is 56 years old. She enrolled for gymnastics classes at the age of seven years.

Did Lou Retton have a family?

Lou is a daughter of Ronnie Retton and Louise Retton. Her siblings are Mary Lou Retton, Ronnie Junior, Donnie and Jerry. However, much information about her early childhood together with her siblings and family is however not available to the public.

Lou Retton Spouse and children

So, she was married to Shannon Kelly who was a Real Estate Developer but they divorced in 2018. They had three children who are MC kenna, Emma Jean and Shayla Kelly.


So, she revealed the news of her divorce on the episode Dancing with the stars. She went further and stated that their marriage was shaky for a while and the two were not great for each other anymore. However, she it is not known whether she is dating again or not.

Her career

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Lou schooled at Fairmount senior school but she did not complete to graduation. She competed in Olympics in the second year of school and gained a lot of popularity in the US. She begun her gymnastics career at four years where she took ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics. Additionally, she played a big role in changing the view of ballet from sports to athleticism. During one of her major trainings, she had tore cartilage of her knee which required a surgery.

Lou Retton crowdfunding

Lou has been recovering from a rare pneumonia and had been hospitalized for a month. However, she needed help in order to cover her medical expenses. This resulted to a crowdfunding from her friends and former colleagues.

Lou Retton’s net worth

Rettons net worth is approximated to $2 million. It hasn’t been independently verified, though.

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