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Olympic Volleyball Star Alix Klineman Is Expecting Her First Baby

The 2021 Olympic gold medalist shared sweet sonogram photos and the sex of her baby in an Instagram post on Monday. Find out the sex of her new addition here!
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January 24, 2023
Alix Klineman reacts during the match against Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth during the AVP Gold Series Chicago Open at the Oak Street Beach on September 05, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois
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Olympic volleyball gold medalist Alix Klineman is pregnant!

One of the stars of the 2021 Tokyo games, Klineman and her fiancé Teddy Purcell announced they were expecting their first child together with an Instagram post on Monday. The fun carousel of photos and videos features an image of the volleyball player holding her sonogram photo, shots from their sex reveal party and a video of Klineman’s ultrasound appointment.

Within the photos, Klineman reveals that she is expecting a boy and jokes with Purcell, a once hopeful girl dad, about “getting through disappointment with the sex of your child.” The professional beach volleyball player simply captioned the post, “Lately.”

Fans, friends and family sent their congratulations in the comments. Former US volleyball champion Kristin Hildebrand wrote, “Yay! Best news ever,” while Klineman’s 2021 Olympic partner April Ross Beach added celebration emojis.

The professional sports power couple got engaged in June 2021 after the former NHL star popped the question. “You and me, FOREVER, @teddypurcell,” Klineman captioned the post announcing their engagement.

Congratulations to the growing family of three!

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