By peoplestaff225
Updated February 07, 2006 09:27 PM

Gold-medal gymnasts Nadia Comaneci, 44, and Bart Conner, 47, announced Tuesday they’re expecting their first child. The baby boy will be born in July. Nadia, who was the first to score a perfect 10 in Olympic history, spoke to the Associated Press today, saying,

"It’s a new chapter in our lives. I’m happy…It kind of makes my life and Bart’s life and our family’s lives complete. We are so ecstatic. It’s awesome…At this stage in our life, it’s wonderful news." [And] what a coincidence," Comaneci said, laughing. "We got married in 1996, I got my 10 in 1976. The baby is due to arrive in July, the month I scored the 10. We didn’t plan it that way, but what better timing. I was telling Bart that this looks like the perfect present for my 30th anniversary."

Source: Forbes/AP