Aw! Not only is Michael Phelps a 25-time-Olympic medalist, he’s also a dotting dad! In fact, after snagging his 20th gold medal, he went straight to his baby son, Boomer, and shared an adorable moment with his precious boy. The swimmer definitely made our hearts melt with this one!
After epically earning the 20th gold medal of his illustrious Olympic career — 25th medal total — Michael Phelps, 31, wanted nothing more than to share the huge moment with his sweet baby boy, Boomer, three months. In fact, immediately following his 200-meter butterfly win on Aug. 9, Michael walked around to the side of the pool to first embrace his fiancée, Nicole Johnson, 31, then his mother, Debbie.
But the swimmer saved the best for last when he proceeded to pick up his son, lift him over the barrier, and gently place a kiss on each of his cheeks — all while photographers snapped away at the touching father/son moment. SO beautiful! We just love how Michael totally broke ranks and bounded up into the stands to share his victory with one of the most important people in his life.
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And while his win was certainly sweet, what made it even better was the fact that he beat his rival Chad le Clos, a 24-year-old South African Olympian, which Michael later admitted was “revenge” for 2012. “There was so much emotion and so much build up for that race,” the American later said of the race. “I don’t want to say it’s revenge, but that’s what it was.”
Michael, being the most decorated Olympian in history, was referring to the London Olympics in 2012 when Chad stole his title in the 200-meter butterfly event — by only five hundredths of a second. Ouch! But alas, things were set right again on Aug. 9.
And we’re so glad little Boomer was there to witness it all happen — what a special family moment! There’s no question that being a dad is Michael’s favorite and most important title. I mean, just look at the way he holds his little boy — SO precious!
How sweet are Boomer and Michael, HollywoodLifers? Was this a sweet father/son moment or WHAT?