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Aaron Ross and Sanya Richards-Ross Expecting First Child

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Sanya Richards-Ross is pregnant!

The track-and-field pro and her football-pro husband Aaron Ross are expecting their first child together, they confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Many parts of our lives have felt like a fairy tale, but this is our biggest blessing yet,” the couple says. “We are so excited to start a family and can’t wait to begin this new adventure!”

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Ross, 34, and Richards-Ross, 31, were married on the latter’s birthday in 2010 after seven years of dating. Ross, an NFL cornerback, is a two-time Super Bowl champion who has played with the New York Giants, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens.

Aside from being a four-time Olympic gold medalist — she retired shortly preceding the 2016 Summer Olympics — Jamaican-American sprinter Richards-Ross is also an author. Her athletic memoir Chasing Grace will be available June 6.

Excited to kick off this 2017 with my Queen.

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“I hope the book reaches and touches anyone who is in pursuit of their life’s mission or even on the brink of throwing in the towel,” Richards-Ross told PEOPLE exclusively of Chasing Grace earlier this month.

Continued the mom-to-be, who is also slated to release a YA novel and a children’s book, “This book is my personal anthem and I hope readers realize they have greatness within to outlast the challenging stretches of every journey.  I hope to encourage people to stay the course and achieve their highest potential.”

  • With reporting by MELODY CHIU