DWTS’ Sasha Farber Shares What He Texted Mary Lou Retton in ICU

Of the illness, McKenna added, “Out of respect for her and her privacy, I will not disclose all details.” 

Mary Lou’s daughter Shayla Schrepfer gave an update on social media Oct. 11, saying the 55-year-old is “still fighting.”

“It’s going to be a day by day process,” she said in a video, “and we hope that you guys will respect her boundaries as we want to keep the details between her and our family right now.”

Mary Lou made history at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by becoming the first American women to win gold in the individual all-around competition.

She went on to marry former Texas Longhorns quarterback Shannon Kelley in 1990 and they welcomed McKenna and Shayla, 28, as well as daughters Skyla, 23, and Emma, 21, before their 2018 divorce. 

“When I say I’m Joe Schmoe mom, I really am,” Mary Lou told the Mercury News in 2016. “Oh by the way, I happen to have five Olympic medals, so what?”


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