After bad things come across life, there can only be two things coming up next: worse things or good things. For Michael Phelps, he’s off to a good start as he finally proposes to his long-time girlfriend, former Miss California Nicole Johnson.
According to E! News, Phelps posted on Instagram a photo of him and his girlfriend Nicole Johnson on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. In the photo, they were seen lying on the snow, crediting his good friend, training partner and fellow Olympian swimmer Allison Schmitt for taking the pic. Many were probably cheering upon reading Phelps’ caption, “She said yes,” and quickly noted the big and shining diamond ring on Johnson’s finger.
Meanwhile, Schmitt also posted another photo of the couple on Instagram, this time with her. She then captioned the photo with her congratulations for the couple. Likewise, Phelps’ family also congratulated the newly engaged couple for their engagement by posting a photo of them toasting on Instagram.
According to numerous reports, as cited by The Public Slate, Phelps and Johnson started dating in 2007. Then, they temporarily broke up in 2012.
Johnson then won the prestigious competition back in 2010. She went on to participate in the 2010 Miss USA pageant and came in at the ninth place. During the 2011 Miss California USA pageant wherein Johnson handed over her crown to Alyssa Campanella, Phelps was notably present. He admitted he took a break from training for the 2012 Olympics just to be with Johnson.
As of the moment, the couple has not yet announced if they have already set a date for their wedding and of the other details involved.
Phelps is currently within his six-month suspension from USA Swimming after his arrest for driving while drunk for the second time and his DUI arrest in Maryland last year. By the time his suspension ends on March 6, 2015, he is expected to compete in Mesa, Arizona in April.
Who knows, maybe the Phelps-Johnson nuptials will also happen around this time.
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