Despite still calling Nicole Johnson his fiancée in various post-Olympic interviews, it turns out Michael Phelps and the former Miss California have actually been married since June 2016, according to several American news outlets.
The Arizona Republic posted a copy of a marriage license that shows Phelps and Johnson indeed tied the knot at a private ceremony in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The ceremony took place on June 13th and was reportedly officiated by Peter Carlisle, Phelps’ long-time agent.
Regarding their marriage plans, back in August, Johnson was quoted by “Access Hollywood” as saying, “We have a date. It’ll be small and intimate for the wedding, and then we’re throwing 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. I think I have the wedding in order and now it’s on to the party for the fun!”
Phelps, who clinched his 23rd Olympic gold medal in Rio before retiring from a storied career, proposed to Johnson back in February of last year. The pair had reportedly been on-and-off again since 2007, before Phelps’ fame really exploded with his 8-for-8 Olympic gold medal performance in Beijing, and before Johnson competed in the Miss USA national finals.
The couple’s son, Boomer Phelps, was born on May 5th.