The 18-time Olympic gold medalist reported on Twitter he’s wedding Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated Phelps on and off the recent years.
Phelps tweeted early Sunday: “She said yes.” He likewise posted an Instagram photograph of the couple, embracing in the snow, taken by fellow team member Allison Schmitt.
Phelps sister, Hilary, composed on Facebook, “Congrats to these two lovebirds on their engagement! Couldn’t be more satisfied for my sibling and excited to pick up a sister, who I love and love as of now!”
Johnson additionally took to Twitter to praise the engagement.
It is vague to what extent the two have been as one. Photographs of Phelps started showing up in Johnson’s online networking bolsters the previous summer.
The engagement comes as Phelps is completing a six-month suspension from USA Swimming for his second tipsy driving capture. The suspension finishes March 6, and Phelps is required to come back to rivalry at Mesa, Arizona, in April.
Phelps declared he was entering a six-week, in-patient program after the suspension, days after he was captured and accused of intoxicated driving in the place where he grew up of Baltimore.
As indicated by the police proclamation of reasonable justification, officers recognized Phelps’ eyes were “red, red and his discourse was mush mouth.” Phelps told police he had “3 or 4 beverages” and had quite recently left the “Horseshoe” Casino. At the point when officers requested that he walk heel to toe in a straight line, he had “trouble with his offset. At the point when asked to remain on one leg, he told police “that is not happening.”
Sources tell WJZ Phelps invested hours drinking and playing table recreations inside a private room at the Horseshoe Casino. Club authorities would just say it would wrong to remark on any continuous examination.