Kirsty Coventry confirms pregnancy and expects her first child

Zimbabwe Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry is expecting her first baby, she announced on Saturday via Twitter.

The 35-year-old two-time Olympic swimming champion broke the news on Twitter, just days after she accepted an appointed to be a minister in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.

“We are going to be parents in May 2019! What a week, what a blessing!,” Coventry said on Twitter, accompanying the tweet with a picture of herself and husband, Tyrone Seward.

Coventry married Chinhoyi-born Tyrone in December 2012 during a traditional wedding. Tyrone paid lobola in January 2013, after they both insisted on going through the African custom.

They met through a mutual friend in Johannesburg in 2009.

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