The superstar Olympian who currently holds the record for most gold medals has added yet another title behind his name – husband. The swimmer apparently got married in June, but is just now telling people about it!
The secret ceremony occurred in Paradise Valley, Arizona, before the Rio games. It was a small ceremony, conducted by Phelps’ agent, Peter Carlisle. The couple has been engaged since February of 2015, and baby Boomer was born in May. Although there have been multiple posts on social media by both Phelps and Nicole, there was never a mention of their marriage.
While they have been “officially” married since June, the couple decided to have a destination wedding and reception with family and friends this past October. It was a beautiful ceremony in Cabo, and the couple posted pictures on Instagram of the event. There were multiple friends and family at the ceremony, including the swimmers Allison Schmidtt and Natalie Coughlin. Schmidtt was even a bridesmaid and can be seen holding Boomer in the background as his parents walk back down the aisle!
Phelps wore a light grey suit and Nicole wore a beautiful white dress with a thigh high slit. It was an outdoor ceremony followed by a reception in the resort town. Both looked extremely happy and posted very sweet Instagram photos with captions regarding their love for each other.
It appears to have been a beautiful day and the couple appears to be extremely happy with how their small ceremony went, accompanied by their sweet five month old son. We are all happy for you, Michael! I’m sure you’ll be just as much of a champion as a father as you are an Olympian.