It’s been four days since Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney returned to social media after a long hiatus, but now it seems like she’s ready to share her personal thoughts with her fans. On Saturday, September 29, McKayla took to Instagram to reveal why she decided to take a break from the social media platform and she also shared three glowing, fresh-faced selfies.

“Missed u guys ☁️ last few years a lots happened w the #MeToo movement, and losing my dad very unexpectedly … i’ll definitely talk about it more, but for now i’ll just say that even on the worst days, i knew i had so much to be thankful for. i have the most supportive family, and friends, and u guys are part of that. blessed to have u, and happy to be back 👼,” McKayla, 23, wrote in her caption.

This marked her first post on her Instagram grid since September 2017, which means it’s been two years since she last posted. The athlete also took to her Instagram Story to share another selfie with fans, which she captioned, “hi. 👼☁ happy saturday. i’ve done nothing productive today and it feels so right.”

McKayla’s father, Mike Maroney, passed away in January, and she briefly broke her social media hiatus to share a tribute to him. “Love u dad. I can’t believe it’s real. I don’t want to. I’ll miss you forever. Rest in peace. You were the most incredible dad,” she wrote on Twitter in a since-deleted tweet.

The former gymnast rose to fame after she competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, during which a photo of her after she won a silver medal went viral and was turned into a meme that was titled “McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed.”

After that, McKayla went on to become a very vocal member of the #MeToo movement, which aimed to reveal how common sexual assault is for women in major industries like TV, film and more. She was one of the brave athletes who came forward about the years of abuse she suffered from USA Gymnastics national team doctor, Dr. Larry Nassar. She was one of the 156 women who testified against him in his trial. In January 2018, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse.

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