Michael Phelps Secretly Marries Nicole Johnson
As it turns out, Michael Phelps is a married man.
The Olympian gold medalist secretly wed fiancée Nicole Johnson before ever competing in the Rio Olympics this summer. According to TMZ, the swimmer tied the knot on June 13, 2016, at his new hometown of Paradise Valley, Ariz. The hush-hush ceremony was officiated by Peter Carlisle, Phelps’s agent and longtime friend.
The couple, who welcomed a baby boy named Boomer in May, reportedly obtained a marriage license on June 9 and filed the Record of Marriage on June 15.
While the couple did not mention their low-key wedding throughout the Olympics, Johnson did tease about the secret nuptials on her Instagram. Alongside a photo of the parents-of-one holding their newborn son shared on June 13, Miss California 2010 wrote on her Instagram, “Such a memorable night with my lil fambam.”
Phelps and Johnson got engaged in 2015 after dating on-and-off for eight years. The two allegedly broke up in 2012 and rekindled their romance in November 2014 after Phelps was released from rehab following his DUI arrest.