On Douglas Family Gold, Keeping Track Of An Olympian Is A Family Affair

Douglas Family Gold Kellie Freeze
Image Credit: Robert Maxwell/Oxygen
Douglas Family Gold
Image Credit: Robert Maxwell/Oxygen

In 2012, then 16-year-old Gabrielle Douglas charmed the world and broke barriers by winning the USA team and individual all-around gymnastics gold medals at the Summer Olympics in London. In the years since, her million-dollar smile has turned into a multimillion-dollar empire, and Gabby has enlisted the help of her close-knit family — mother Natalie Hawkins, sisters Arielle “Arie” Hawkins and Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, brother Johnathan Douglas, and grandmother Miss Carolyn Ford — in running her business.

Douglas Family Gold
All in the Family: (l-r) Johnathan Douglas, Miss Carolyn, Joyelle Douglas, Gabby Douglas, Arielle Hawkins, Natalie Hawkins
Image Credit: Robert Maxwell/Oxygen

After stepping away from gymnastics for a few years, the now 20-year-old has returned to the sport with her laser focus set on defending her Olympic title in Rio. And in her new reality series on Oxygen, we’ll get an inside look at what it takes to be, raise and stay a champion. While Gabby and her grandmother live in Ohio, where Gabby trains, the rest of her family remains in California, where they juggle their own successful lives with supporting the sporting superstar. And with “Team Douglas” backing her every backflip, we hope by summer’s end the delightful athlete known as “The Flying Squirrel” will have more gold to add to her collection.

 Douglas Family Gold > Oxygen > Wednesdays at 10pm ET/9pm CT beginning May 25