Shawn Johnson's Daughter Drew Takes Flight with Pilot Dad

Former gymnast Shawn Johnson East shares heartwarming family moments

by Zain ul Abedin
Shawn Johnson's Daughter Drew Takes Flight with Pilot Dad
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Former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East shared adorable moments from her family's recent flight, revealing that her 4-year-old daughter, Drew Hazel, is taking after her pilot dad, Andrew East. The 32-year-old athlete took to Instagram to post snapshots of Drew wearing a headset while chatting animatedly with her father in the cockpit.

In the heartwarming photos, Drew can be seen lying on her back, fully engaged in conversation with her dad, as they discuss various aspects of flying, from clouds to planes. Johnson East captioned the image, "Y'all are going to get your panties in a bunch but this is how Drew spent about 30 minutes of our flight yesterday just chit chatting with her daddy asking him all sorts of questions about the sky, and planes, and clouds, and how to fly." She added, "It was magical to watch and listen to." The proud mom didn't stop there, sharing another picture of Drew peering out of a car window, expressing her desire to fly like her father.

The bond between father and daughter was evident in the candid moments captured during their family adventure.

Parenting Partnership Amid Sky Adventures

Johnson East also opened up about the challenges of parenting three children, emphasizing the importance of teamwork with her husband.

With the arrival of their third child, the couple has found themselves constantly juggling responsibilities. Johnson East explained, "Now with a baby and two bigs, someone has to have the bigs and someone has to have the baby at all times, then you just switch." Despite the added complexity, the couple remains committed to sharing parenting duties equally.

The family's aviation-themed outing not only showcased Drew's budding interest in flying but also highlighted the strength of their familial bonds. The Easts continue to navigate parenthood with love, patience, and a sense of adventure, inspiring fans with their heartwarming moments shared on social media.