“Not Going to Support Him Anymore”- Shaun White’s Mom Speaks Against Reversing Retirement Talks

Published 03/28/2022, 9:15 AM EDT
Snowboarding – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Men’s Halfpipe Finals – Phoenix Snow Park – Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 14, 2018 – Gold medallist Shaun White of the U.S. with U.S. flag draped around his shoulders. REUTERS/Jorge Silva – DEVEE2E0AJQ0Q

Legendary Snowboarder Shaun White said goodbye to his competitive career post-Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022. Determined to call quits on snowboarding, Shaun had made his retirement announcement before his last Olympic quest.

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However, NFL legend Tom Brady’s backflip to retirement brought up questions about other stars also returning to their astonishing careers. While Shaun fans might find it exciting, his mother isn’t ready to send his son back.

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Shaun White’s Mom Wants Him to Stay Home

Despite his retirement from snowboarding, Shaun has been having a hectic schedule. First, he went on a lavish trip with his girlfriend Nina Dobrev, followed by his debut at the Oscars 2022. White was honored to become one of the presenters at the Oscars this year.

While many expected Nina to be his date for the big night, White took his mother. As the son and mother duo walked on the red carpet, they weren’t going back home without talking about White’s retirement.

When Shaun’s mother was asked about his post-retirement plans, she subtly silenced his comeback talks. Interestingly, his mother revealed she’s okay with Shaun getting a job and staying home.

”Was thinking about that because I’m not going to support him anymore. I’m really excited that he’s retired. I want him home,” she said.

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Shaun White Reveals His Plans Post Retirement

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After giving almost all his life to snowboarding, White is ready to move on to the next chapter of his life. Notably, White wants to support his girlfriend, Nina Dobrev in her career and is excited to stay back home.

2022 Beijing Olympics – Snowboard – Men’s Halfpipe Qualification Run 2 – Genting Snow Park, Zhangjiakou, China – February 9, 2022. Shaun White of the United States reacts after his run. REUTERS/Mike Blake

White said, “She really helped me get through this winter season, and now I’m so excited to just be the guy in Europe at the house, just cleaning, and cooking, whatever I gotta do. I’m gonna support her. So, we kinda do that tradeoff, which is nice.”

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Apart from enjoying life at home, White is also going to focus on his newly launched business ‘White Space’. Moreover, the snowboarding king also plans to stay in touch with ice without the pressure of being judged. What are your thoughts on Shaun’s retirement at 35?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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