“Take my hand, I will not let go. We have waited so lengthy. And all my life, I walked alone. To you, my coronary heart, my house”
It will be even longer till they may settle into the thick of marriage, placing down roots in a everlasting house. The morning after their wedding ceremony, the couple hopped a 6 a.m. flight out to Oakland, Calif., the place East had simply been signed to play with the Raiders. By August he’d been launched, solely to be picked up by the Los Angeles Rams the next March. That two-month stint was adopted by temporary stops with the Raiders (once more), the Jacksonville Jaguars and, most just lately, the Washington Redskins.
Johnson, in the meantime, although formally retired from gymnastics in 2012 because of a torn ACL, stays one of many sport’s most public ambassadors. As such she spent a lot of 2016 on a cross-country tour with Workforce USA after serving as commentator on the Rio de Janeiro video games. All advised, save for the 4 months they spent holed up in an Oakland Hampton Inn, they spent extra time aside than collectively.
“It was a protracted few months, we went via exhausting issues,” she told People as they approached that first anniversary in 2017. “He received reduce from the NFL and tried out for one more group, we had been each going via irritating instances in life.”