One thing to establish concerning the Olympian Kerri is that she delivers her best in all she does. As a world-class professional athlete, Walsh’s intent gaze has always been on the prize despite being one of the older competitors in beach volleyball. Kerri has proved ageless and unstoppable as she keeps beating other young counterparts hands down over and over again.
Date of Birth: August 15, 1978
Zodiac Sign: Leo
The talented multiple-time gold medalist has been through tough times both on the outdoor courts and in her home but as always, she comes out a winner. Kerri is a wife and mother to three lovely kids. Everything about her seems to be going on perfectly but as always, there is a story behind her “perfect life”. Read on to know Walsh’s secret to happiness and great achievements.
Casey Thomas Jennings (husband)
Duration of Marriage: December 4, 2005 till date
Date of Birth: July 10, 1975
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
In 2001, everyone started referring to Kerri as “Six Feet of Sunshine”; this was around the same time when she met her current husband, fellow beach volleyball player. The two outdoor volley ball players were working hard at their professional career; they got what they wanted and even more since a sizzling romance quickly ensued. In 2004, they got married and Casey even had her ring engraved with the adorable nickname.
That very year, Kerri teamed up with Misty to compete at the Olympics in Athens. They won and her husband was extremely proud of her achievements. As expected Kerri pressed on for more and never planned to let go of her position as a gold medalist. After Walsh won the Beijing Olympics in 2008, she began to feel disconnected from her husband. Their marriage started falling apart and Casey resorted to alcohol for succor. Jennings was mentally ready to end his highly publicized marriage because he felt Kerri’s drive to excel in her career was driving a growing wedge in their relationship.
Kerri had to ask her lover and husband to go through rehabilitation which succumbed to because she still believed in their marriage. Casey was a one-time divorcee already from his marriage to Hilary Clark (June 5, 1999 – November 17, 2000). The athletic couple had a six month therapy session with a sports psychologist and gradually repaired the broken connection.
Casey is an established success at the international level of beach volleyball but is yet to play in the Olympics. Together with his famous wife, they have transited from the gnarly days of therapy to a more beautiful and solid system that works. While Walsh is busy making waves on the court, her supportive husband makes sure the home is kept together and the children are not alone.
Joseph Michael Jennings (son with Casey Jennings)
Date of Birth: May 22, 2009
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Joey is the first Jennings baby and his arrival changed the life of the superstar Volley ball icon forever. Before being a mother, Kerri thought her motivation and dire need to be successful was enough to keep her at the top. With the birth of Joseph and the subsequent birth of two more kids, Walsh knows there is a bigger picture. She sees her kids as her greatest motivation and because of them, she is constantly pushed to strive for the best and be a trailblazer in her game.
Sundance Thomas Jennings (son with Casey Jennings)
Date of Birth: May 19, 2010
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Kerri’s due date was May 30th but the doctors had planned to induce her on the 23rd. they were worried baby Jennings was not getting enough nourishment in utero. Turned out they did not have to induce him as he came out naturally on the 19th of May, 2009. After the birth of Sundance, Kerri was looking forward to getting back on the court soonest to commence preparation towards the 2012 Olympics with her partner Misty May-Treanor.
Scout Margery Jennings (daughter with Casey Jennings)
Date of Birth: April 6, 2013
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Kerri was few weeks pregnant with her daughter when she became a third time Olympian gold medalist at the summer 2012 Olympics. Though a determined athlete, Walsh had to get the doctor’s go ahead as to whether it was safe for her to compete in her condition. As always she won this game again and this made her fans more in awe of her hardcore skill and bull doggedness.
Her first name is from Walsh’s favorite literature character – Scout Finch from the book ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ and Margery is the name of her maternal grandma. Walsh Jennings described Scout’s birth to be as fast as lightning. The early labor process was at a slow pace then all of a sudden the female Jennings came out without the doctor’s assistance. The athletic duo cherish their pretty princess and can’t wait to watch her grow alongside her sweet big brothers.