Michael Phelps announced his engagement today to former Miss California Nicole Johnson. Their on-again, off-again (and now on-again) relationship started in 2007, at which time Phelps had a measly six Olympic gold medals to his name.
— CNN (@CNN) February 22, 2015
With two more Olympic Games under his belt since he started dating Johnson, Phelps raised his gold medal haul to eighteen — evidently, more than enough to finally pop the question to his girlfriend. After accepting his proposal, Johnson proceeded to pin the world-class swimmer in the snow.
THE WOMEN OF AQUAMAN
Phelps came out of retirement last April, and reportedly has his eyes set on padding his world-record haul of Olympic medals in 2016. With Johnson on board, we’ll likely see a trifecta of Phelps women rooting from the stands in Rio. In January, Phelps, his sister, Hilary, and Johnson visited the aquarium… where else?
— Nicole M Johnson (@MissNicoleJ) January 24, 2015
— HILARY PHELPS (@HilaryPhelps) February 22, 2015
— Nicole M Johnson (@MissNicoleJ) February 22, 2015