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LPGA great Michelle Wie West announces pregnancy on Jimmy Fallon show

LPGA great Michelle Wie West announces pregnancy on Jimmy Fallon show

Jimmy Fallon asked for a drum roll shortly after Michelle Wie West joined him on the set Monday night. Wie West, tournament host of this week’s Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National, was there to promote her new documentary, “Dream Big: The Michelle Wie Story,” but she also had some exciting personal news.

She’s pregnant.

“Hi baby No. 2,” Fallon said with a big smile, “welcome to ‘The Tonight Show.’ ”

Pro golfer Michelle Wie West poses backstage on Monday, May 13, 2024, (Photo by: Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images)

Wie West, 34, and husband Jonnie West will welcome a baby boy later this year. Daughter Makenna, turns 4 years old next month.

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“My daughter is so excited, she’s telling everyone, like way before we told anyone else,” Wie West told Fallon. “Her teacher called us over, and said ‘Can I talk to you for a second? She was like, are you?’ We did IVF this time and (Makenna) kept saying, ‘Oh, my parents are going to L.A. to get the baby.’ “

Wie West retired from professional golf last summer after teeing it up in her final U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach. She won five times on the LPGA, including the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

Her new documentary airs on Saturday, May 18, on NBC.

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“They didn’t tantalize my journey or whatnot,” said Wie West of the production company.  “They just wanted to be an inspiration. I knew it was something I could show my daughter.”


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