Retired Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast and America’s forever sweetheart, Mary Lou Retton, is on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) and has been tearing up the dance floor with pro dancing partner Sasha Farber. And while Retton’s signature smile has been shining as bright as her dance costumes on the hit competition dance show, things have been a bit tougher for Retton behind the scenes.
On Monday’s episode, Retton told Farber during rehearsals that her marriage to former Texas Longhorns quarterback Shannon Kelley was over:
“I went through a divorce. People don’t know that. It’s the first time I’ve actually said it publicly—after 27 years, so it’s very new.”
Mary Lou Retton Divorces Husband Shannon Kelley After 27 Years of Marriage: 'I Felt Very Alone' https://t.co/xrPpLDWyNU
— People (@people) October 29, 2018
Retton, who wed Kelley in 1990, confided to Farber that she and her ex had finalized their divorce in February of this year.
“We still love one another, but we weren’t GREAT together anymore.”
She also said the separation, “…was hard. I felt very alone.”