Michael Phelps won his 19th Olympic gold medal on Sunday, after competing in the 4x100 men's relay competition in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Was it because of the months spent training or his past (and mighty successful we might add!) Olympics history? Nope! (Although that probably did have something to do with it...) In our opinion, Phelps' gold medal victory was thanks to his two number one fans: His fiancé Nicole Johnson and baby son Boomer — a.k.a the cutest cheering section in all of Rio de Janeiro.
"One of the coolest things about being a father going into Rio is that our firstborn has the chance to see my last race ever," Phelps previously told Us Weekly ahead of the 2016 Olympic games. "I think that's something that'll be really special, that we'll be able to share stories with him... and I'm excited to have a lot of photos and just to share the moments and memories with him growing up as a kid." And his sweetheart and three-month-old baby boy really did win the gold in making Phelps' final few swims (this is the champion swimmer's final Olympics before retiring) special — just as a super cute fan club ought to do! Before the games even started, Johnson and Boomer were proudly representing Team USA all over the 'gram.
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Photo: Getty Images
The new mom Instagrammed a few insanely adorable photos (see below) of her little one rocking an Olympics onesie and snuggled up in a Team USA blanket. The proud parents even had teeny tiny red, white, and blue sneakers made, emblazoned with Boomer's name. Johnson showed off the patriotic kicks and her on-theme mani while she was it, but it was the bling on her ring finger that caught our eye. That certainly isn't the huge engagement ring she was previously rocking. It looks awfully like a gold wedding band, does it not? Johnson did tag the photo with the hashtags "nodiamondsinrio" and "replacementring" so this could be a totally innocent ring switch-a-roo while she travels abroad. But we've still gotta ask... Anyone else think a secret wedding is underfoot?
But whether she's still a bride-to-be or currently toting wifey status, Johnson let the world know just how much she loves her beau as she and baby Boomer lead Phelps' cheering section as he won his 19th gold medal. Swaddled in a red and white carrier covered in stars and his daddy's initials and wearing a pair of patriotic noise-blocking headphones (gotta protect those cute little ears), Boomer cozied up to mom as dad conquered the race. After Phelps snagged the gold, he presented Johnson a bouquet of flowers and a stuffed animal for their little one. "The moment when I got to see my amazing family in the stands," Phelps captioned a social media photo of when he first emerged from the pool.
See? That gold medal really did have something to do with that super cute cheering section!