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Who is Gabby Douglas, What is She Doing Now?

By Sujata Limbu | On: 11 Dec, 2019
Who is Gabby Douglas, What is She Doing Now?

Gabrielle Douglas is a US Women’s Artistic gymnast prominent as the first African-American gymnast to become the Individual All-Around Champion in the Olympic. She is the pride of the Team USA, who won the gold at the 2011 and 2015 World Championships.

She still has grasped the reputed position every time she steps into the competition. In the 2012 Olympic Trials, she got the first place and secured a reputed score at the 2012 American Cup. Not to forget, she also won a silver medal at the 2015 World Championship and a gold medal at the 2016 AT&T American Cup. 

Who is Gabby Douglas? 

Born as Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas on 31 December 1995, Gabby is the first American gymnast to secure gold in both the gymnastic individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympic games. 

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Gabby first learned about gymnastics from her sister Arielle, who is a former gymnast. Her very first gymnastic approach was a cartwheel by the age of six. She was quick to learn a one-armed cartwheel, and by the age of four, she could flip around the house and the furniture.

Later, she got trained at the local gym, and two years apart, she won the new 2004 Gymnastics State Champion for Virginia, at the age of eight.

As for her schooling, she went to Oak Park High School, but she didn't attend the college, as stated by gazettereview.com.

Her Family Background

Gabby is the daughter of Timothy Douglas and Natalie Hawkins. She is the youngest among the four siblings; brother, Johnathan Douglas, and sisters Joyelle, Douglas, and Arielle Douglas. Her sister Arielle is a retired gymnast, a competitive cheerleader, and the first coach of Gabby.

Dabby Douglas with her brother Jonathan Douglas in November 2017. (Photo: Instagram)

Since her father abandoned the family in 2009, Gabby has been living with her mother and siblings. According to Gabby, her dad Tymothy would rarely pay child support, so her mother struggled to raise the kids. She even was filed for bankruptcy in 2012 with a total debt of $79,754.14 due to financial issues while raising her children.

But when Gabby turned out to be a goose that lay a golden egg, her father came out publicly claiming himself as her father and that he would be the best father.

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However, her estranged father got alleged of neglecting and abusing the family and got arrested on 8 March 2012 for a one-year deferment until 13 May 2013. 

Is Gabby Married?

As stated by Gabby’s interview of 2016, Gabby was single as she had no time for a boyfriend due to her 4-6 hours of training session that includes six days a week. WhenGabby was asked about her boyfriend, she said: 

No, I don't have a boyfriend; I don't have time. All of my attention and focus were spent, you know, in the gym, training.

Since then, Gabby has not gushed about her romantic love life that would exhibit her possible married relationship. So, her relationship detail is still obscure.

How Much Is Her Net Worth?

The American Olympian Gabby is assumed to have a net worth of about $3 million. Thanks to her athletic career.

She had started gymnastics at the age of six, and by eight, she got announced as the winner of Virginia State All-Around gymnastics champion.

Her continuous determination and hard work in her career led her to achieved many titles and numerous medals. In 2011, Gabby helped her team to win the gold at World Championship, and in 2012, she became the first American gymnast to win both All-Around and Team Gold at the same Olympics. Her hard work led her to won another gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2015 Glasgow World Championships. 

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Besides her sparkling career in Gymnastic, Gabby has also appeared in the reality TV series The Douglas Family in 2016. Not to forget, her story has also been featured in the 2014 movie The Gabby Douglas Story.

What Is She Doing Now?

Besides athletic career, Gabby has an interest in modeling and acting. So, she has recently joined the American sports reality series, Holey Moley, in October 2019. Additionally, she is also seen making an appearance as a guest speaker in The Record’s annual Best 2019 and at Georgian Court University in March 2019. 

While she is making continuous appearances in shows and social activities, on the other side, Gabby's attendance in the 2020 Olympics may remain absent as she has not provided any hint regarding her arrival in the 2020 Olympic.