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Is Michelle Kwan married? Love life explored as she welcomes first child

Amber Peake January 6, 2022
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Michelle Kwan made headlines this week after she announced the birth of her first child, daughter Kalista Belle Kwan, on Instagram.

Following the Olympic skater’s baby news, fans are curious to know more about her dating life, while others wonder whether Michelle Kwan is married. Let’s take a look as we congratulate Kwan on her bundle of joy…

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Michelle Kwan welcomes first child

On Wednesday, 5 January Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan surprised fans on Instagram as she announced she had welcomed her first child.

In a post to her 252,000 followers, Kwan shared a picture of her newborn daughter, Kalista Belle Kwan, as well as a montage that documented her growing baby bump.

Michelle had kept her pregnancy away from social media but in the caption of the post explained she “wanted to share this happy news for many months”.

The skater didn’t mention the baby’s father in the post, with fans now curious to know more about her love life and whether she’s married.

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Is Michelle Kwan married?

No. The Olympian isn’t currently married, although she was married to Clay Pell for four years.

Michelle and Clay, who is a lawyer and politician, tied the knot in 2013 but went their separate ways in 2017 after Pell was reported by Vanity Fair to have filed for divorce.

Following their split, Kwan has kept her love life away from the spotlight.

In an Instagram post in August, she hinted there may be a new special someone in her life, but so far all of that has remained unconfirmed.

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Olympian’s family life explored

Fans seem to be curious about the figure skater’s family life too. Michelle Kwan was born to parents Danny and Estella and is the youngest of their three children.

The two-time Olympic medalist was introduced to skating through her older brother, who was an ice hockey player.

At just five years old, she and sister Karen began skating together, with Kwan previously noting it was the 1988 Olympics that opened her eyes to the world of figure skating.

In November, Kwan shared a throwback snap of her siblings on Instagram before their ice skating days as they were out roller skating together:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.