April Ross pregnancy and baby rumours debunked: personal life and husband of Olympic volleyball star

Joshua Rogers August 5, 2021
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US beach volleyball star April Ross has won Olympic gold with playing partner Alix Klineman after beating Australia. Rumours circulated about April Ross being pregnant and having a baby, which appear to be false. Here’s more on her personal life and husband Bradley Keenan.

US pair grab gold in Tokyo

US beach volleyball duo April Ross and Alix Klineman won gold at the Tokyo Olympics after beating Australian pair Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar in straight sets (21-15, 21-16).

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It was a first Olympic gold for Ross, now 39 years old. She won silver at the London Games in 2012 and bronze in Rio four years later.

Because of the pandemic, the medal ceremony meant Ross and Klineman put medals around each other’s necks.

Ross told NPR: ‘I know that was a product of covid but it actually feels really special when you’re up there!”

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April Ross pregnancy and baby rumours debunked

For reasons unknown, some people thought April Ross was pregnant during the Tokyo Olympics.

April Ross is not pregnant and doesn’t have any children.

The 6ft 5in star has been focusing on her volleyball career and Olympic aspirations, but she does have a husband, Bradley Keenan.

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Who is Ross’ husband?

April Ross is married to Bradley Keenan, with the couple tying the knot in 2010.

Ross said it was “one of the funniest nights of my life”, which included April jumping into a pool while wearing her wedding dress.

According to reports, Keenan is a former professional beach volleyball player who was appointed to coach the beach volleyball team at Arizona State University.

He was picked by volleyball director and indoor coach Stevie Mussie.

“His volleyball resume has more than prepared him to lead our beach programme,” Mussie told AZCentral of Keenan.

When asked whether he gets nervous watching his wife play, Keenan said in 2014: “I was pretty nervous at the Olympics. But I don’t know. I don’t really get nervous when I’m watching her.

“She always just plays well. She’s not in too many situations that would make me nervous.”

According to thesundevils.com, Keenan is the father of two kids, daughter Peri and son Wells.

April and Bradley are known to have a cat named Critter, who has her own Twitter account, @CritterTheeCat.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.