Jordan Burroughs really has it all! The Olympic champion and wife Lauren welcomed their second child, Ora Reece Burroughs, on Saturday, June 11.
"We are extremely thankful. We spent the last nine months imagining what the baby will be and what they'll look like, and praying that they would be healthy," the couple exclusively told Us Weekly in a statement. "Now that she's finally here, she's conquered all of our fears, and is way more than we could have ever imagined. She's perfect."
The baby girl, who joins big brother Beacon, 22 months, is in store for a big first year of life: joining Dad at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this August.
“The baby will be 2 months old by the time they travel out there,” the Ralph Lauren–sponsored athlete told Us Weekly. “My son, Beacon, during his first year of life, flew on 52 flights. Your life changes, depending on who your parents are, so it’s great, they’ll definitely be there.”
The freestyle wrestler — who won gold in 2012 at his first Olympics — is excited to have his two children watch him defend his title.
“It obviously adds significance with my children being there. [Beacon] won’t understand completely what’s going on, but I understand what’s going on. And so having him there and having it documented will create lifelong memories,” the New Jersey native, 27, says.
“These are important times for me as a man and I want my son to be a part of it. That’s what makes me proud about having him while I’m still a competitor. At some point I’ll be old. I won’t be as fast. I won’t be as good an athlete and he probably will be able to beat me in wrestling. And I want him to be able to understand that, at some point, your dad was pretty darn good,” he explains.
As for the Zika virus, which originated In Brazil and has been linked to microcephaly, Burroughs has zero concerns.
“We’ve never deterred from the focus of being an Olympic champion. I’ve been bit by a lot of mosquitoes in my life. But I’ve only won one gold medal and I’m looking for two,” says the wrestler, whose motto is “All I see is gold."
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