Shaun White and Nina Dobrev Celebrate Christmas with Heartwarming News

Published 12/26/2021, 10:44 AM EST
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of USA takes 1st place during the Snowboarding Men’s Halfpipe Finals at Pheonix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

The 35-year-old American professional skateboarder, Shaun White, has always been the centre of attraction. Currently aiming to ace the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the athlete is putting in all the efforts required. Despite finishing 8 in the qualifiers, White’s enthusiasm to bring home his 4th Olympic gold medal is intact.


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The star skateboarder has been dating Canadian actress, Nina Dobrev for some time now. The two have been together for over a year and never stopped supporting each other.


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White celebrated Christmas with friends and family this year. Posting a picture of a homemade cake, the athlete also revealed that their family will soon be having a new member.

The White family to have a new member soon

While White is an athlete, his girlfriend Nina is an actress, which makes it difficult for them to spend time together. Despite that, the two manage to keep a balance between their work and relationship.

Christmas is time for family. Shaun White spent this Christmas with his family. He was also joined by Nina Dobrev. At the Christmas party itself, White received some very good news; which he has said is the best gift ever.

White shared a picture of him holding a cake and announced his sister Kari was expecting a baby boy! This made the occasion of Christmas extra special for White and Dobrev as well who is also a part of the family.


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“Happy holidays everyone !!!”  posted an excited White.

Just the thought of welcoming a little one to that family gave a great start to the holiday season for White.

So excited to be spending it with family and loved ones, and even more excited that my sister will be adding a baby BOY to our family. Best Christmas gift ever.”

His sister surprised them by baking a baby-shaped cake, which led them to the great news. White looked quite shocked while holding the cake, clearly jumping in joy from inside.

Shaun White had a rough school life

Before graduating from California’s Carlsbad High School, White attended Torrey Pines High School in San Diego. The athlete did not go to college, the reason behind this was his busy professional schedule to be an elite.

But school life, according to White, has not been very fruitful with his reserved demeanour. The athlete received sponsorships and traveled a lot since seven. This is why White had less time to spend time with kids his age and explore his introverted self. The athlete’s shyness was mistaken as arrogance by his classmates.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Medal Plaza on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

I started to travel the world at a young age and was sponsored from the age of seven,” said the Olympic champion.


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That’s when you realize how harsh kids can be. At school, everyone assumed I was a jerk, or up myself, but I was just shy.

While other children were trying to learn the basics in school, White started working hard towards becoming a successful skateboarder when he was young.


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And now with a new member incoming, It is worth wondering if the White family shall raise another star snowboarder who will continue the immaculate legacy of the Flying Tomato.


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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.