In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, his first ever interview since was made public last week, admitted it "definitely wasn't easy" for him to explain to his mother, Debbie, about what is going on. "Seeing my mom reminded me of how it was the day after I got my DUI, and I swore to myself I'd never do that again," he said. "This is just a stupid thing of mine that I did, and I have to live with it."
"We've been talking a lot," Phelps recounted further. He then added that following the incident he's been spending the past several days with his mother and his two sisters. "I've been able to get back to my family. It's part of my life I need back," he revealed. "It's something I am going to have to live with, and something I'll have to grow from."