Who’s That Girl? Guess What Former Athlete Is Having Baby!

January 18, 2014  |  


That’s right, former gymnast and Olympian Dominique Dawes is having a baby!

Now, how this has gone totally unnoticed for so long is actually pretty surprising because Dawes is still very active in various communities bringing about awareness for healthy living and lifestyles.

I don’t know about you but back in the day, Dominique Dawes was everything. She was the sole Black woman on the 1996 U.S. Olympics Team and represented in a major way.  There were few young black girls at that time who didn’t want to be her: graceful and talented.

Many of us saw her during 2012 Olympics giving commentary on the Fierce Five, the Women’s Gymnastics Team, and it made us wonder, “Where has she been? What’s going on with her?”  Well, no one could find out much information but as the pregnancy news has finally come to the light (she’s actually been talking about it on Twitter for months), information is trickling in little by little.

This is allegedly Dawes’ husband, Jeff Thompson:

He is a student advisor and religion teacher at a Catholic school in Maryland.  He and Dawes have allegedly been married since May 2013 bur unfortunately, we can’t find one picture of them together. That shouldn’t come as too much of a shock because Dominique has always been private about her personal life.  But at age 37, she’s about to have her first child!

Congratulations to Domique Dawes and her husband Jeff on their little bundle of joy on the way!

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  • diannna

    i love her in that new missy elliott video

  • lilkunta

    how do u know that is when she got engaged?

    • ashley79

      She announced it on her twitter account and she even asked for ideas since she didn’t want to do the traditional engagement ring.

      • lilkunta

        she announced on twitter that she was engaged ?
        or she announced on twitter that she was engaged to jeff?
        i ask bc all the reports are now saying ‘what? dd is pregnant? by who? since when? who is the dad? is she married?’. Usually press checks twitter history so if she announced on twitter wouldnt they ave read the tweet you read?
        On lipstickalley is where I read she married a teacher. ..
        …o and they are saying she married quietly bc she was preg when she married…so much for being Catholic!( she converted to marry jeff)

        • ashley79

          She said that she was engaged, she never came out on twitter and said “I’m pregnant” but talked about working out will expecting. She even did a video with Kiaser about healthcare for pregnant people. She still lives and is active in Maryland and does promotions for the President’s fitness campaign. The baby is due in March, I don’t think that people are counting correctly. She just doesn’t have her life splashed out there for everyone to view.
          Yes, I somewhat a stan for her her and Debbie Thomas.

          • jde

            People love drama. They never like happy stories. Happy stories disgust most people for some reason. But the same people want you to do flips when something positive happens to them. But they can’t ever say Congrats to anyone. I just don’t get it the foolishness.

  • yep

    Well, I do wish her husband was a good, black man, but I am happy that they were married well before we learned of her pregnancy! With all these baby mamas (Ciara, Vanessa, Eva, Evelyn etc) I am glad to hear about a WIFE being pregnant by her husband (yes, that was a reference to Kim K.)lol Congrats girl!

    • Impressed

      what does mentioning the color of her husband’s skin do again??? Minus that, good post I guess.

      • yep

        What does it do? Nothing really. I just prefer seeing black couples. There is nothing wrong with that.

    • xxdiscoxxheaven

      I feel like this was a back handed compliment.

      • yep

        :-/ Why? Like I told Impressed, I just prefer seeing black couples, but I am happy to hear of a wife announcing her pregnancy. News like this should be celebrated.

        • diannna

          I’m not surprised she was with a white man, you can just kinda tell what blacks will date white and also gabby douglass loves dominique and is following in her footsteps, idk maybe its because they were raised more around whites or the schools they chose, who knows

  • Sagittarius81

    I always been her fan. I remember being 14 years old watching her doing her thing at the 1996 Olympics and I’m so happy for her about to bring a life into this world. Congrats to her and her husband on their blessing.

  • pickneychile

    I loved her in the 96 Olympics! Congrats!!

  • BabyBlue

    I’ve always admired her. Congrats