Baby boy Phelps won’t be the only infant cheering on the U.S. at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio! Wrestler Jordan Burroughs, who won gold in London in 2012, is expecting a little one with wife Lauren Burroughs on June 13 — less than two months before the August 5 opening ceremony.
“I compete, like, August 19,” Burroughs tells Us. “The baby will be 2 months old by the time he or she travels out there; it’ll be fine. My son Beacon [18 months], his first year of life he had 52 flights. Your life changes, depending on who your parents are.”
While the two already have Beacon — with his own very popular Instagram account — they most likely won’t be finding out the sex of their new baby in advance.
“We actually waited with the first, I think we’re going to wait with the second. It’s Mom’s decision. I’m just like, ‘Whatever you want, let me know, and I’ll make sure you’re happy doing it.’ I just want her to be comfortable, so if she decides yes, then we’ll see. If not, then we’ll just let it ride,” he explains.
And as Burroughs keeps his wife comfortable during her pregnancy, her job is to keep him accountable during training.
“She knows my goals because she’s one of the people I tell my goals to every single day,” the 27-year-old explains. “Like, ‘Babe, I’d love to do this,’ or ‘Babe, I’d love to accomplish this, or create this, or own my own company, or make my own clothing line, or win this medal.' So she knows my goals, so when she sees me doing things that don’t align with what my dreams are — she’s like, ‘What are you doing? That’s not what you told me you wanted to do. This is not how you’re going to reach that level.’ Having that mirror image and reflection of your flaws live with you — you’ve got to confront them, so that makes it a lot easier.”
To learn more about all the Olympic hopefuls, visit TeamUsa.org. The Olympics begin on August 5, 2016, on NBC’s networks.
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