There’s no question Michael Phelps has the CUTEST fan rooting for him to make it to the Rio Olympics! In fact, his newborn son, Boomer, may even be his BIGGEST fan too as the little guy cracked an adorable smile while cheering his father on during the U.S. swimming trials — aw!
All the motivation Michael Phelps, 30, needed to ace his first Rio Olympics trial on June 28 was in the stands smiling down at him in the form of his newborn son, Boomer. Even better, the tiny baby was totally cheering his daddy on in his own way by flashing a big grin as Michael advanced to the next round! Looks like the Olympian has found his good luck charm!
As Michael continued his path to the Rio Olympics on June 28, his seven-week-old son, Boomer, adorably watched his daddy poolside while being held by his mother — aka Michael’s fiancée — Nicole Johnson, 30. Talk about a great day! And to top it all off, Michael even had the best time all day as he completed a 200-meter butterfly (with a preliminary heat of one minute) at 56.68 seconds.
“#Teamdaddy all day err day!! We LOVE you @m_phelps00 and we’re cheering super loud for you!!” Nicole captioned an Instagram photo of the infant wearing a onesie with the words “team daddy” on it. SO sweet! Michael definitely lucked out with his cheering squad this year!
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But while Michael is certainly lucky to have his beyond precious family rooting for him in the stands, we’re not so sure the swimmer NEEDS an abundance of luck this year. I mean, his killer talent speaks for itself! After all, Michael is the proud owner of 22 Olympic medals. And to secure his spot as the U.S.’s top swimmer, Michael is aiming to to qualify for his fifth Olympic swimming team — if he does, he would be the first U.S. man to ever do so!
But Olympics or not, there’s no question Boomer will be Michael’s biggest fan no matter WHAT! The couple welcomed their little cutie on May 5, and already he is quite the social media star — he even has his own Instagram page!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — how adorable is little Boomer? Do you think he’ll take after his daddy and be a swimmer too?