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'Cheer': What Happened to Lexi, Jerry, and La’Darius? (Hint: It Involves Navarro and Coach Monica Aldama)

By Kate Hudson | TV | January 26, 2020 |

By Kate Hudson | TV | January 26, 2020 |


Like basically anyone who watched Netflix’s docuseries Cheer, I can’t stop talking about Cheer. I have scoured the internet looking for information on all facets of the show, including whether or not the cheer program at Navarro is really that good. Today I’m here to share with you the answer to the other burning question I had: what happened to my favorite Cheer-ers after the show ended? I am, of course, talking about Lexi, Jerry and La’Darius, who were most recently seen on The Ellen Show performing their 2019 National Championship-winning routine (although it looks like it’s a truncated version because Coach Monica clearly told us in Cheer that you get 2 minutes and 30 seconds for your routine, and this one clocks in around a minute):

So what are Lexi, Jerry, and La’Darius up to, other than forming The Bad Girls Club of LA?

They’re all back at Navarro, y’all!

Yup, Jerry, Lexi, La’Darius (and I spot TT, too!) are back in the Navarro cheer program. This is surprising since at the end of the season, Lexi was kicked out, Jerry had gotten a scholarship to college in Kentucky, and La’Darius was focusing on coaching cheer in Florida.


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Lexi recently sat down with Entertainment Tonight to explain how she found her way back to Navarro:

“Monica’s been the type to, in the past, she’s given second chances and she knew that my intentions weren’t bad and that I did really want to prove myself and I’m not the bad decisions that I’ve made,” she said. “I’m better than that. So she was open to giving me another chance and I’m really thankful she did because life’s been so crazy, like, just crazy in a good way since I’ve been back.”


After getting his scholarship to the University of Louisville, Jerry put in one semester but missed Navarro. Esquire has the scoop:

“I actually went last semester [to Louisville] but was missing Navarro so much so I reached out to Monica and asked if there were any openings for me and she said yes, so I decided to seize the opportunity to make myself happy and do what I wanted to do. So, I decided to come back,” Harris says. “As of right now, it’s just another semester, I don’t know where I’m going to go after this, school-wise, but I’m just happy I get to spend a couple more months with my family.”


La’Darius, like Jerry and Lexi, missed Navarro as well, and came back for one last semester, per Esquire:

“I was in school, I was already taking classes last semester,” Marshall says. “This semester, I decided to come back. I moved in this semester. This is our last semester.”

You may be wondering how people can graduate and still come back for more. In the same Esquire article, coach Monica Aldama explains:

Navarro is a two-year college but coach Aldama said in an interview with Us Weekly that they don’t follow typical NCAA rules. “We don’t follow your typical NCAA rules like the other sports,” Aldama said. “But for NCA, which is the company that we compete with for competition, you have five years of eligibility and three of those can be at a junior college.”

Well, there you have it, you’re all caught up on what Lexi, La’Darius, and Jerry are up to now. I can’t help you with the hole that’s left in your life now that you’ve blown through all the episodes but all I can say is that Netflix has been killing it with their reality programming lately, so I’m sure we’ll have a new show to obsess over soon.

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Kate is a staff contributor. You can follow her on Twitter.

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