Mary Lou Retton Kelley who is professionally known as Mary Lou Kelly is a famous retired American gymnast. Mary came into the spotlight after winning the gold medal in the individual all-around competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Mary’ performance made her one of the most renowned athletes in the United States of America. Moreover, being the first ever American to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics is what made her stay on the headlines.
Today, on deck, we will let you people know about Mary Lou Retton’ personal and professional career including his net worth, sources of income, earnings, salary, career, married life, children, husband, and more. Check it out:
How much is Mary Lou Retton’ Net Worth? Earnings and Career
After watching Nadia Comaneci’ outstanding defending Olympic two-event winner Olga Korbut in the television at the 1976 Summer Olympics, Mary Lou Retton got inspired and started to take up gymnastics classes when she was only eight years old.
Later, Mary decided to move to Houston, Texas where she was under Romanians Bela and Marta Karolyi. Soon, Mary became a common name after winning the American Cup in 1983.
Winning a gold medal, two silver medal, and two bronze medal is what makes people curious to know about Mary Lou Retton’ net worth.
While talking about Mary Lou Retton’ net worth in 2018, her net worth is reported to be around $8 million, which she might have earned from her professional gymnastic career.
Besides her journalism career, she has also appeared in many commercial endorsements including shampoo and bowling. Mary was the first female athlete to picture on the front of Wheaties box and even is a frequent analyst for televised gymnastics.
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Mary Lou Retton married life with husband Shannon Kelley; Divorce Issues
Everyone might know that Mary Lou Retton was once a married woman. She was previously married to Shannon Kelley who is a former University of Texas quarterback.
To begin from the first; Mary and Shannon love life was no more than a fairy tale from Shannon’ side, as he once in an interview revealed talking to his mom about marrying her while they were watching on her 1984 performances on television.
Dreams come true, as a result, the pair was first introduced by a mutual friend and soon began dating. The couple dated for around ten months before being engaged.
While talking about their engagement, their engagement was no more than a story. Shannon who had a second thought of their planned engagement handed a note to Mary while driving home from the airport on the Valentines’ Day in 1989 that read “Will You Marry Me?”
After around two years of engagement, Mary Lou Retton married husband Shannon Kelley on 29 December 1991 in a private wedding ceremony. Everything was going perfectly until 2018.
Sadly, even after being married for twenty-seven, the couple could not stop their married life from being turned to divorce. Sadly, in February 2018, the pair got separation and eventually divorced. The exact reason behind Mary’ separation from her husband is not known.
After her divorce, she came into the center stage following her cameo in Dancing with the Stars. Talking about the divorce, she said:
“It’s something that had really needed to happen for a long time,” she said. “We still love one another, but we weren’t great together anymore.
Mary Lou Retton’ Daughters
Mary Lou Retton has four children; four daughters in total. After around four years of married life, Mary and Shannon welcomed their first child, daughter Shayla in 1995.
Again, after two years of welcoming the first child, Mary gave birth to their second daughter, McKenna in 1997. Mary’ third daughter Skyla was born in 2000 and is current NCAA gymnast.
Again, after two years of welcoming the third daughter, the pair welcomed their fourth child, daughter Emma in 2002.