After Gabby Douglas' disappointing day in an otherwise outstanding Olympics, the golden girl of the games is allegedly discussing her father, Timothy Douglas, who has been noticeably absent from the events, in a less than positive light.

According to the New York Post, Douglas slammed her Air Force father as a deadbeat yesterday, blaming him for her mom, Natalie Hawkins', financial woes.

“It was really hard for us growing up — my dad had left us, so he wasn’t really in the picture anymore,” Douglas reportedly said. "So my mom had to front all these bills. My dad didn’t really pay the child support. He was short [on money]. It was definitely hard on her part, and she had to take care of me and the rest of my siblings."

In an interview with NBC News last week, however, Douglas described her father's absence more favorably. "I just had to pray to God just to keep him safe and tell the angels to keep my dad safe and come home," she said of her dad, an Air Force Staff Sgt. stationed in Afghanistan as part of the Air National Guard, 203rd Red Horse Squadron.

Prior to the U.S. Olympic Trials in June, Douglas had not seen her father since 2010, USA Today reports. "There's an exuberance. There's a feeling that you can't describe," Timothy Douglas told the paper of seeing his 16-year-old daughter in person for the first time in nearly two years. "Sometimes, when she had a rough time, I'd tell her to hang in there. 'You know what it takes to be a winner, you know what your goals are. You just keep on your goals.' Some things that I tell her I have to remind myself. Those are all things we can all abide by," he said.

Though Douglas and Hawkins are still in the process of divorcing, Douglas was deployed to the Middle East when his daughter was just 9.

Despite the separation, both of Douglas' parents have been supportive of her Olympic dreams. According to the New York Daily News, Douglas said he provided advice to his daughter via Skype, encouraging his daughter to never give up on her dreams of a gold medal.

In regards to her less-than-peak performance on the uneven bars, Douglas told the New York Post: “Toward the end of the Olympics, you get physically tired and drained. And no matter how much rest you have, your body is tired,” she said. “I made a little mistake, but I’m human . . . I don’t know, you just get to mentally, you’re just so tired."

CORRECTION: In a previous version of this story, the headline incorrectly stated that Timothy Douglas was being blamed for his daughter's losing performance. We regret this error.

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    Marta Karolyi, foreground, U.S. national women's gymnastics team coordinator, right, stands with U.S. gymnast and gold medallist Gabrielle Douglas during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas displays her gold medal during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, left, acknowledges the crowd after receiving her gold medal, as Russian gymnast and bronze medallist Aliya Mustafina stands beside her during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas dismounts from the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Natalie Hawkins

    Natalie Hawkins, bottom center, mother of U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, waves her country's flag and cheers for her gold medallist daughter during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Alexandra Raisman performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas reacts after her performance on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is hugged by coach Liang Chow after her performance on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is hugged by coach Liang Chow after her final and deciding performance on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas waves to the audience after her final and deciding performance on the floor, followed by coach Liang Chow during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas waves to the audience after being declared winner of the gold medal during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas reacts after being declared winner of the gold medal during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas waves to the audience after being declared winner of the gold medal during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    U.S. gymnast and gold medallist Gabrielle Douglas, center, Russian gymnast and silver medallist Victoria Komova, right, and Russian gymnast and bronze medallist Aliya Mustafina, left, display their medals on the podium during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast and gold medallist Gabrielle Douglas, center, Russian gymnast and silver medallist Victoria Komova and Russian gymnast and bronze medallist Aliya Mustafina stand on the podium during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Victoria Komova

    Russian gymnast Victoria Komova botches her dismount during the Artistic Gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Alexandra Raisman

    U.S. gymnast Alexandra Raisman performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Vanessa Ferrari

    Italian gymnast Vanessa Ferrari performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Asuka Teramoto

    Japanese gymnast Asuka Teramoto performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Aliya Mustafina

    Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Romania's gymnast Larisa Andreea Iordache performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Romania's gymnast Larisa Andreea Iordache performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Romania's gymnast Larisa Andreea Iordache performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Gymnast Hannah Whelan from Britain performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Gymnast Hannah Whelan from Great Britain beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Judges watch gymnast Rebecca Tunney from Britain perform on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Gymnast Celine van Gerner from the Netherlands performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Chinese gymnast Huang Qiushuang performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Jessica Lopez

    Venezuelan gymnast Jessica Lopez performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Ashleigh Brennan

    Australian gymnast Ashleigh Brennan botches her dismount from the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Japanese gymnast Rie Tanaka performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Japanese gymnast Rie Tanaka botches her dismount from the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Gymnast Marta Pihan-Kulesza from Poland performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Chinese gymnast Huang Qiushuang performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Aurelie Malaussena

    French gymnast Aurelie Malaussena performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Judges watch U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas perform on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Deng Linlin

    Chinese gymnast Deng Linlin performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition.

  • Vanessa Ferrari

    Italian gymnast Vanessa Ferrari performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Alexandra Raisman

    U.S. gymnast Alexandra Raisman performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    U.S. gymnast Alexandra Raisman loses her balance as she performs on the beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Aliya Mustafina

    Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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    Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina loses her balance before falling off the beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

  • Vanessa Ferrari

    Italian gymnast Vanessa Ferrari performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.