Michael Phelps, swimmer that won 18 gold medals at the Olympics, is now winning in his personal life too.
Phelps has announced his engagement to former Miss California, Nicole Johnson.
The 29-year-old swimmer first started dating Nicole, the 2010 Miss California USA, in 2007 and have been off/on before rekindling their relationship late last year.
Phelps shared a photo on Instagram as they embraced in the snow, writing, “She said yes”.
Nicole shared a similar picture and wrote, “I’m gonna be a Mrs.”
Swimmer Allison Schmitt also shared a picture of herself with the happy couple, which revealed Nicole’s large diamond engagement ring.
Schmitt wrote, “CAN NOT BE MORE EXCITED FOR THE SOON TO BE MR & MRS PHELPS #beautifullove #itsreal #truelove #congrats.”
Michael and Nicole’s last break-up is believed to have been in 2012 before they rekindled their romance in November after he was released from rehab.
There were previous reports that Michael Phelps had been hooking up with intersex Taylor Lianne Chandler.
Chandler admitted on a Facebook post that she was born an ‘intersex’ – someone who had male genitalia, but no testicles, while also having a uterus and no ovaries – with the name David Roy Fitch.
Taylor claimed to be with Michael at the time of his arrest for DUI on September 30.
Phelps pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and received 18 months of supervised probation and a one-year suspended jail sentence.
The 29-year-old swimmer said in a statement, “The last three months of my life have been some of the hardest times I’ve ever gone through, some of the biggest learning experiences I’ve ever had. I’m happy to be moving forward. I’ll continue to grow from this.”
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