Congratulations are certainly in order for Michael Phelps and his wife — yes, wife! — Nicole Johnson. The swimmer finally confirmed that he got married earlier this year and we couldn’t be happier for the couple!
News broke on Oct. 26 that Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson had tied the knot, and one day later, the gold medalist confirmed the news himself. “You guys probably already saw the article that was posted. I’ve been married for awhile, a couple months,” he said in a Facebook Live video. “I had to keep it a secret from y’all. I had to keep it hush hush from you guys! But Nicole and I are officially married and now we are getting the chance to just kind of kick it and hang out now.”
So, why the big secret? Michael didn’t exactly have a reason. “Just because,” he laughed. “You gotta always have something, guys.” Hey, as long as these two are actually as happy as they seem, that response is good enough with us!
The lovebirds reportedly obtained their marriage license on June 9 and officially got married six days later, according to TMZ. Yep, that means that Michael was a married man when he competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics!
Interestingly, just days before this new Facebook Live, the 31-year-old posted another video in which he was noticeably wearing a black band on his ring finger. Obviously, fans began leaving comments about whether or not it meant his relationship status had changed from ‘engaged’ to ‘married’ — and Michael totally denied it! The lie obviously didn’t last long, though, and we’re thrilled that we finally heard the news right from the horse’s mouth!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Michael keeping his wedding a secret? Are you surprised he was able to for so long?