Gabby Douglas On Newfound Wealth: ‘I Splurged On My First Louis Vuitton Bag And Louis Vuitton Shoes’

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Gabby Douglas on TJ Holmes' "Dont Sleep" to Discuss Her Memoir and Money.


Olympic medalist Gabby Douglas appeared on T.J. Holmes’ “Don’t Sleep” to discuss how she manages and spends her newfound wealth. From the sounds of things, she has quickly become adjusted to her new lifestyle.

T.J. Holmes opened the conversation with the teen by complimenting her on her hair — the source of controversy during her victorious performance in London. He then asked her if she came to terms about what the controversy was about. She responded saying “There’s always going to be negativity. ‘She won, but I’m going to talk about her hair.’ There’s always going to be something. I just didn’t want to focus on the negative…” She also revealed that she has caught the ‘acting bug’ and wants to get into acting.

An excerpt from the interview is below:


On managing her newfound wealth:
I have an agent, and my mom, we call her the momager. They kind of work together.

On her first large purchase:
I splurged on my first Louis Vuitton bag and my Louis Vuitton shoes.

On her appearance on “Vampire Diaries”:
It went very well and when I did my little acting scene it was so fun, and I’m so honored that I got to do it. I’ve been bit by the acting bug. I think I might pursue it. I really want to play like the Diva and be like “Water!” Like I think that would be so cool! I love to play like different acts like the diva, or the mean girl, the funny girl, I think it would be fun.

On who she’d like to meet: 
I’ve been a big fan of her for a long time. I love her dances, I dance to them. I love her personality, I just think she would be so cool to meet. And Jay-Z.

Would you support Gabby on the big screen?


  1. Jola

    December 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Why would a 16 year old need a Louis Vuitton bag and Louis Vuitton shoes?
    And the compliments on Gabby’s weave is not a true compliment on her natural beauty. It’s sad that we can now “compliment” her on putting a weave in hair but can not accept her “natural hair” as beautiful.
    It is truly my hope that Gabby learn to be financially responsible and “invest” her new found wealth in items that will appreciate rather than depreciate. Shoes/Clothes really don’t make the man/woman, character does. Go Gabby, continue to dream big!!

    • Sister Girl From The Boogie Down

      December 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Gabby has a right ot splurge and be self indulgent. She has made many sacrifices over the years to achieve olympic greatness. Live a little Gab, it is okay!

  2. Gin

    July 15, 2014 at 7:22 am

    @Jola Why not lift her up instead of finding the negatives. She may not have needed those Louis Vuitton items but that is what she wanted. You don’t know what she did with the rest of her money. There is nothing wrong with a weave as long as she takes care of her.

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