Olympian Allyson Felix Has Baby Number Two on the Way

“Adding a little more love to our family.”

Allyson Felix is expecting baby number two!

The retired Olympian and her husband Kenneth Ferguson shared the exciting news on Instagram Friday (Nov. 24). In a heartwarming caption accompanying a set of family photos, Felix expressed gratitude for the Thanksgiving blessings and announced the impending arrival of their new bundle of joy with the hashtags #PartyofFour and #BabyOnBoard.

Felix and Ferguson started their relationship around 2004 and married more than a decade later. Despite not publicly disclosing their wedding date, Felix's USA Track and Field biography confirms that she was officially married in 2018. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Camryn, that same year – the little Sagitarrius queen is celebrating her fifth birthday next week.

In an interview earlier this year with PEOPLE, the 11-time Olympic gold medalist reflected on the joy of motherhood and how her daughter has played a significant role in her life. Felix mentioned that while Camryn hasn't taken up running yet, she has displayed a keen interest in various sports. 

From tennis and soccer to dance class, Felix is committed to exposing her daughter to a range of activities while exploring her athletic potential. 

“I just want her to have fun," Felix said.

Her sponsorship deal with Nike received significant attention when she wrote a 2019 opinion piece for The New York Times claiming that the sports apparel giant pressured her to resume training under a lower salary following an emergency cesarean section at 32 weeks that endangered the lives of her and Camryn. The piece resulted in public outrage and a congressional inquiry that led Nike to revise its maternity policy for athletes.

In 2021, Felix spoke out about her decision to write the piece, emphasizing the need for change in the treatment of female athletes and her hope that it would contribute to a broader shift in the industry. 

"There have been so many women before me who had to stay silent about their fight,” she told reporters in 2021. “And so for me to be able to step out and I think my daughter gave me the courage to do that. But I think that was really the thing, that this has been going on for far too long. And I hope that we're really changing things." 


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