AceShowbiz - Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole are having another child. The 32-year-old Olympic swimmer is over the moon to announce that his wife is pregnant again. The baby will be the second child for the couple.
Phelps posted on Instagram a picture of Nicole and their adorable son Boomer. The 1-year-old boy who will soon become a big brother looked excited. The little boy was held by his mother who flashed a big smile as well.
"Number 2 on the way!!!! So excited!! Wonder if it's a boy or a girl??" the decorated athlete wrote in the caption. His wife shared a similar photo along with a note, "Lil mans going to be a Big Brother!!!"
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson, former Miss California USA, started dating after they first met at the ESPYs. They took a break in 2012 before getting engaged in February 2015. The couple eventually got married in a hush-hush ceremony in summer 2016 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Phelps has been enjoying his life as a father. He has teached little Boomer how to swim. "Some of the best memories of my life have been in the water - and none more special than the days I spend swimming with Boomer," he said earlier this year.
"I'm not teaching Boomer to master the butterfly just yet, but #Trainingfor2032 includes safe water play that helps build comfort and confidence in the water. I'm partnering with Huggies Little Swimmers because I want to all babies to be the best swimmers they can be."
In July, Phelps raced computer-generated sharks. He lost to the Great White by 2 seconds, but managed to beat the Reef Shark. The event airing on Discovery Channel during the Shark week sparked complaint from fans who thought the athlete would race real sharks.
"Everybody wants to pick on something or say something or complain about something, so I had fun racing a shark. And seeing those animals up close and personal. If somebody actually wants to get in the water and race side-by-side with a great white, go ahead," he responded to the criticims. "You're not going to get the shark to swim in a straight line. And, uh, yeah, it would be interesting to see. We'll leave it at that."