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Mary Lou Retton Reveals Divorce From Husband Shannon Kelley After 27 Years of Marriage

Mary Lou Retton Reveals Divorce From Husband Shannon Kelley After 27 Years of Marriage

Mary Lou Retton just revealed that she and husband Shannon Kelley divorced earlier this year after 27 years of marriage.

The 50-year-old Olympic gymnast shared the news during an upcoming episode of Dancing with the Stars.

“I went through a divorce. People don’t know that. It’s the first time I’ve actually said it publicly. After 27 years. It was hard. I felt very alone,” Mary Lou explained.

She continued, “The divorce happened this year. It was final in February, so it’s very new.”

“It’s something that had really needed to happen for a long time. We still love one another, but we weren’t great together anymore,” Mary Lou added.

Mary Lou and Shannon got married back in 1990 and share four daughters – Shayla, 23, McKenna, 21, Skyla, 18, and Emma, 16.

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  • Midnight

    I Can’t look at her face for more than a few seconds. It’s shocking that her husband hung in there for 27 years. She’s HARD on the eyes.

  • Midnight

    I Can’t look at her face for more than a few seconds. It’s shocking that her husband hung in there for 27 years. She’s HARD on the eyes.