EXCLUSIVE COVER STORY: GABBY DOUGLAS SHOCKING FAMILY SECRETS

Published on: August 8, 2012
Photography by: The National Enquirer
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 Olympic dynamo “Flying Squirrel” GABBY DOUGLAS’s triumph over tragedy revealed in a bombshell ENQUIRER cover story!

 It’s been widely publicized that golden girl gymnast Gabby Douglas left her home in Virginia at age 14 to train in Iowa, suffering heartache and loneliness to triumph at the Olympics.

But the 16-year-old dynamo known as the “Flying Squirrel” overcame a lot more adversity to get to the top, and The ENQUIRER has ALL the stunning details of her inspiring story.

“There were many issues in the family household as Gabby grew up – and she learned to push those problems to the back of her mind so they wouldn’t be a distraction and affect her performances,” a family source told The ENQUIRER.

With her devoted mom Natalie Hawkins struggling to support Gabby and her three siblings, and her dad Timothy Douglas – a staff sergeant in the Air National Guard -- serving three tours in combat zones, life was far from golden for Gabby.

The ENQUIRER’s special report covers her parent’s divorcve, her mom’s bankruptcy and her war hero dad’s arrest.

Yet she managed to persevere, leading the U.S. to the team gold medal, then capturing the coveted all-around crown.

NOW the future is bright for the “World’s Best Gymnast,” as her face already graces the boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and she stands to rake in up to $100 million in endorsement deals.

But only The ENQUIRER has the complete shocking story of the many hurdles the 4-foot-11 spitfire endured before capturing the adoration of the world with her daring, gravity-defying routines and dazzling smile.

For the FULL STORY it’s only in the new ENQUIRER ( pictured) ON SALE NOW!