Currently retired American gymnast Mary Lou Retton. She earned two silver medals, two bronze medals, and a gold medal in the individual all-around competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. She became one of the most well-liked athletes in the US as a result of her success.
They Were Unable to Make Their Marriage Work.
On Monday night’s broadcast of “Dancing with the Stars,” Olympic-winning former gymnast Mary Lou Retton disclosed that she had secretly divorced her spouse of more than 27 years in February.
Retton, 50, wed Shannon Kelley, who was Houston Baptist University’s associate head football coach, in 1990.
“I experienced a divorce. People are unaware of that. Retton spoke to Sasha Farber, her professional dance partner on “DWTS,” during a practice that was shown on Monday’s episode. “It’s the first time I’ve actually mentioned it publicly,” Retton added. “27 years later.”
Four daughters were born to the couple.
Retton continued, “It was difficult.” I was quite lonely.
She did, however, admit that there had been issues with the marriage for some time.
She said, “It’s something that truly needed to happen for a long time. “We still love each other, but our relationship wasn’t working anymore.”
At the Summer Olympics in 1984, Retton captured the hearts of Americans by winning the individual all-around gold medal in addition to two other medals of silver and bronze.
On Monday night’s “DWTS” program, she was eliminated as a competitor, but she has continued to look on the bright side since her divorce.
She said on the show, “When I stepped in here, I knew I was beginning over and I was afraid. But even though I know I have to start anew, I’m eager.
$4 Million Settlement for A Divorce
Mary Lou Retton, a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” divorced her husband with $2 million in assets and joint custody of her kids.
The renowned Olympic gymnast made the announcement that she had divorced her spouse of 27 years earlier this year during the event on Monday night.
The Blast was able to get court documents indicating that Mary Lou divorced Shannon Kelley on November 14, 2017. The pair were married on December 29, 1990, and they stopped cohabitating the day she requested a divorce.
According to Retton, there was no hope of reconciliation because of the disharmony or personality conflicts that made the marriage unsupportable.
Together, the parents of Shayla, 23, McKenna, 21, Skyla, 18, and Emma, 16, have four children.
Retton requested a temporary restraining order to prevent her estranged husband from harming her or the children or interacting with her in an objectionable manner the court records. She demanded exclusive use of both the 2015 Porsche Panamera and their Houston home.
The two came to a mediated settlement agreement in February 2018 that put a stop to the divorce.
According to the agreement, they would sell their properties in Texas and West Virginia and divide the proceeds. From their brokerage accounts, she received $1.8 million and he received $1.4 million as payment.
Their investments and bonds were worth $311k, but Kelly took none of it. Everybody who got married left with about $1.955 million.
They will share custody and neither party is required to pay child support under the terms of the agreement, but Mary Lou Retton will pay for their daughter’s gymnastics costs.