Diver David Boudia And Wife Sonnie Expecting Baby No. 4

by Todd Kortemeier

David Boudia poses at the Team USA Tokyo 2020 Olympic shoot on Nov. 23, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.


Baby No. 4 is on the way for Olympic diver David Boudia and family, as the 2012 gold medalist announced Wednesday on Instagram.

Boudia, 32, said he and wife Sonnie first heard the heartbeat of their new son or daughter two days after the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving in June, where Boudia narrowly missed out on a fourth Olympic appearance. 

“I’ll admit…. Sonnie and I were on the fence whether we try for a fourth,” Boudia wrote on Instagram. “Between Knox-man (our 3rd) being shut-out by his sisters (I would too with Mr DestructO)!, to… can we even have four children faithfully? We made a decision to try and wada-bing-wada-boom, a couple of weeks before trials we found out we’d welcome this sweet baby!”

The Boudias married in October 2012 and welcomed their first child, daughter Dakoda, in 2014. Sister Mila followed in 2017 with first son Knox arriving in 2019. Perhaps with the happy news of forthcoming baby No. 4 in mind, Boudia said after the Olympic trials he didn’t think he had “ever walked away from a defeat like this so happy” in his career. 

After a successful career off the platform that garnered four Olympic medals in three appearances, highlighted by the 10-meter platform gold medal in London, Boudia switched over to the 3-meter springboard to go after a place in Tokyo. Despite not competing off the springboard since 2014, Boudia placed fifth at the 2019 world championships and was a leading contender for the Tokyo team until the final day. 

Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.