Michael Phelps has already won 23 gold medals in Rio 2016 Olympics and now he is getting ready to wed his fiancee Nicole Johnson. The most-decorated Olympic athlete will now add one important accessory to that finger.
After winning his 23rd gold media for Team USA in Rio on Saturday, the emotionally-charged swimmer announced his retirement, bringing sports’ most storied career to an end, Telegraph UK reports. His fans also got emotional and took to twitter to share their feelings.
And now the swimmer and his fiancee are getting ready for another innings of their life. The couple, who got engaged in 2015, have a date fixed for their big day. The former Miss California and her world-renowned fiance, both 31 are going for an intimate wedding.
The intimate wedding will be followed by a “massive bash for everyone in the states.” “We’re kind of getting things rolling. I’ve been planning as we’ve been leading up to this,” said Nicole Johnson, talking to Access Hollywood, US Weekly reports.
She added that she has the wedding in order and now she is planning for the fun party. Michael Phelps’s mom Deborah Phelps was also present when his fiancee was giving the interview.
Their big milestone – wedding will be held in the end of the year. Michael Phelps and Nicole already have a three-month-old son, Boomer.
Baby Boomer has been stealing the spotlight from his famous dad at Rio. The couple have been dating since the past eight years, and Michael popped the question to Nicole in February 2015, People reports.
The now happy family was not always picture perfect. Michael Phelps and Nicole had their share of ups and downs in their relationship.
“I’m pretty sure we both shared stuff with our parents that we were like, ‘Yeah, this is it,” said Nicole, adding they never thought they would get back together.
After getting back together, their relationship was “still a little rocky.” And Mamma Phelps says that both Michael and Nicole had to figure out what they want and mature.
She recounts how when her son called up one fine day to tell her he was getting back with Nicole, she simply replied that is where he ought to be. Deborah also wanted her son to take his relationship forward with Nicole.