“Six Feet of Sunshine” Kerri Walsh, pro beach volleyball player is expecting a new ray of light. Kerri and her husband Casey Jennings are having another baby. This will be their second child.
Kerri announced, “I’m pregnant again so I’m taking this year off,” Walsh revealed. “I’ll be taking care of my family and starting to creep back into shape and I’ll be ready for the 2011 season.” Exciting news for the happy couple who also have a son, Joseph Michael Jennings, born in May of 2009.
The baby news will leave Kerri’s longtime volley ball partner, Misty May-Treanor scrambling for a team mate, but she hopes they’ll be back on the court in time for the 2012 Olympics. Misty stated: “My hope and plan is for Misty and I to get back together and be better than ever,” she says. “The goal is to play together and win in 2012, to win an Olympic gold medal.”
A little background on Kerri Walsh… She gets her tall stature from her father, Tim, who is six feet, eight inches tall! Her dad, played baseball and basketball, so, the athletic genes run rampant in this family.
On the very same day she hooked up with Misty May-Treanor Walsh as her new volleyball partner she also met her future husband, Casey Jennings. The couple tied the knot five years later in December of 2005.
Kerri did have a little controversy come about and missed several of her first games due to a false positive on a drug test, which indicated a suspicious epitestosterone to testosterone ratio. After being retested, Walsh was cleared and allowed to continue playing.
So, this amazing volleyball player is about to have her second child and then gear up for the Olympics in 2012. We wish she and her husband all the best.
Here are some photos of Kerri Walsh in action.
Here is a video of Kerri Walsh and Misty May on Ellen.
Photos: www.wenn.com, Matthew Hynes