Michael Phelps & Nicole Johnson got secretly married before the Olympics


Michael Phelps needs to get his butt back in the pool ASAP to extinguish his pants, which are ON FIRE! Ever since he completed his final Olympic games with a record-breaking 28 career medals, my focus has been on his impending wedding to Nicole Johnson. I understand that sounds stalkerish but it incorporates some of my favorite things – Michael + Nicole and weddings. So as I was waxing poetic about how Michael really is helping Nicole plan and how beautiful the wedding will be and blah, blah, bah – Michael and Nicole were already hitched! According to E! News, the couple, who welcomed the Mighty Baby Boomer on May 5th of this year, got a license on June 9th and then did the deed on June 13th. So they were married before they even left for Rio. And it was right in front of us the whole time. Nicole posted this clue the night of their ceremony:

Such a memorable night with my lil fambam 😍💖 boomer obviously didn't want to hold still🙈

A photo posted by Nicole Michele Johnson (@nicole.m.johnson) on

Of course, were I paying attention, I might have noticed a rather significant detail in this post from August – like say, her wedding band:

I’m just teasing about the lying. Nicole and Michael have been saying all along that the wedding would be small and that they intend to throw a big party afterwards for all their friends. They just omitted a few details… like the fact that the wedding had already happened. I assume the party is what is being planned. Nicole posted a pic of a wedding dress show captioned, “Eenie, meenie, miney, mo” so I also assume there will be an additional ceremony or maybe she’ll just wear a wedding dress to the reception. I don’t know but I am so happy for them. I think Nicole is a great influence on Michael and they seem so grateful for each other. Plus, they made the Mighty Boomer and we can all rejoice in that.

What’s that? You want some Baby Boomer pics? Mm, okay! You can see Michael teaching MBB PSF (Phelps Stank Face) here. And there’s this one but it’s got baby butt in it.

Running errands with my baby boo 📷: adrienne_orris

A photo posted by Nicole Michele Johnson (@nicole.m.johnson) on

Love my Saturday naps!! 💤💤💤

A photo posted by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on

Photo credit: Instagram and WENN Photos

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  1. Petrichor says:

    I’m still unclear on this: is the kid’s actual legal name Boomer, or is it a nickname?

    I love the napping pic.

    • Kay says:

      That’s his name. Boomer Robert Phelps.

      • Alix says:

        UGH! Gorgeous baby, dreadful name.

      • Petrichor says:

        Well, then, I can only assume that if he wants a career as anything other than an athlete or reality tv presenter he’ll be going by his middle name when he grows up.

        Like Alix said–adorable baby, but Boomer is a dog’s name.

    • Karina says:

      Michael and Nicole wanted a name that was “something different and something cool.” Boomer was it. His middle name, Robert, pays ode to Michael’s coach and his grandma.

  2. BradyIsBack says:

    Boomer has an insta page??? That’s pretty cute. Hope they last.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      That’s way too pushy for my liking and verging on showbizz parents. He’s a kid that has no say in it and they’re putting his pictures out there.

      • GingerCrunch says:

        Agreed. Just read an article about parents not minding their children’s privacy these days and the real dangers. Makes me a tad uncomfortable. But I’m very old…

      • Esmom says:

        Agreed. And oversharing kid photos is not limited to celeb parents, I am appalled at how much parents show/share of their kids, presumably without their consent.

  3. Nicole says:

    It’s cool that they got married sans the media hoopla. I can only imagine how the craze before the Olympics would’ve been that much worse with new baby AND marriage.
    And I love boomer he’s a gem. His insta cracks me up (yes I follow)

  4. t.fanty says:

    Everyone should go look at the baby butt pic. It is the cutest baby pic I have ever seen. Including my own kids.

    • susiecue says:

      Haha I did it just on your advice. It is pretty ridiculous!! 🙂

    • Kori says:

      I love a good bare butt on the rug shot. Lol I took them of all my kids but they’re lucky it was before social media. So they’re safe in an album to embarrass them with.

    • Miss M says:

      I checked it. It is pretty cute!

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Oh my God, I just looked at that little chubby bunny on the rug and I have lost my mind. Boomer is so sweet and wow, does he look happy.

  5. Abby says:

    I just freaking love this little family. I baby wear–on my second kid now and I’ve got two Tula wrap conversions – She’s got an impressive collection of Tulas, which makes me really happy because they’re awesome.

    I have loved seeing this next stage of Michael Phelps. He seems more balanced and happy. Their kid is adorable. Best wishes on a long and happy marriage!

  6. Lucretia says:

    Eenie, meenie, miney, mo . . . BUT DEAR GOD NOT THE ONE ON THE FAR LEFT!

  7. minx says:

    I love them and their adorable baby!
    Congrats to them.

  8. SnazzyisAlive says:

    The PSF pic is super cute 🙂

  9. Miss M says:

    What a beautiful family! Baby Boomer is a cutie!

  10. Esmom says:

    Very sweet, I love them. And Boomer is adorable.

  11. Bridget says:

    I disagree that Nicole is a good influence on Phelps. She seems nice, but his sobriety is because HE was ready to make a change. His problem was never his choice of girlfriend.

  12. EscapedConvent says:

    Hecate, this is such a great post! Please post Boomer pics whenever remotely possible. I just adore him.

  13. Karina says:

    Boomer is a cute baby! “The Boomer Phelps is not impressed” photo is adorable. 🙂

    Congratulations to Michael and Nicole on the wedding!