When it was revealed this week that besides winning six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps, 27, had landed another new prize — stunning model Megan Rossee — the world went into to overdrive.
While unknown at the time, the 25-year-old from Los Angeles, Calif. has become the center of attention.
But it seems Rossee’s newfound fame has its pitfalls.
What problems is Rossee facing thanks to her famous sporting beau?
Phelps’ model girlfriend has become on online sensation going from having a few hundred followers on her Twitter to thousands since August 6.
So popular is the model, someone has even created a fake twitter account and is pretending to be her. So, lucky Phelps’ now gets two super hot girlfriends.
— megan rossee (@meganrossee) August 9, 2012
For the record, the real Rossee has more than 6,800 followers while the fake Rossee — who calls themselves Megan Rosse — has just 191.
Her fame is certainly impressing those who knew the model before her Olympian boyfriend.
Celebuzz was the first to confirm the rumored romance between the model and the Olympian was true.
“Yes, it’s true,” said Rossee’s father, Wayne Rossee, who confirmed from his home in Lakewood, Calif.
“I haven’t met him yet. I will soon.”
Her father jokingly allowed Phelps off for not coming to meet the family yet: “He’s been kind of busy.”