Michael Phelps may have just completed his last Olympic race ever after snagging the gold for the men's 4x100 medley relay on Saturday night, bringing his gold medal count to a whopping 23, but before we know it the Olympian will be adding yet another piece of gold to his collection — his wedding ring! Phelps' fiancé Nicole Johnson just spilled her and Phelps' wedding day details and the big day sounds like it'll be a splash! (Get it? Splash? Swimming? We'll show ourselves out...)
In between cheering on our favorite athletes, we've been spending the Rio de Janeiro Olympics positively swooning over the sheer adorableness of Phelps' little family. Nicole Johnson and her and Phelps' baby boy, Boomer, may have stolen the title as the Olympics' cutest cheering section, but as it turns out, it took the Olympian and beauty queen awhile to get where they are today. The pair had originally started dating in 2007 before ending their relationship four years later. "I'm pretty sure we both shared stuff with our parents and were like, 'Oh, this is it, there's no way we are getting back together,'" Johnson recently shared with Access Hollywood. "And then when we finally did, it was still a little rocky and figuring things out, figuring each other out because it had been some time. But we didn't miss a beat."
In 2014, the two were officially a couple again with Phelps later popping the question to Johnson in February 2015. And this bride-to-be already has her mother-in-law's stamp of approval. "When he called me, and he said 'I'm getting back with Nicole,' I said, 'That's where you should be.' And so he said 'I'm determined to make this happen,'" remembers Debbie Phelps. And happening it is! The wedding is on and coming up fast, and the bride is finally opening up on those big day details.
"We have a date," Johnson began, stating that the destination wedding will take place at the end of the year. "It'll be small and intimate for the wedding and then we're throwing a massive bash for everyone in the States. So we're kind of getting things rolling. I've been planning as we've been leading up to [the Olympics] so I think I have the wedding in order, and now it's onto the party."
From the sound of it, this big day is shaping up to win the gold in weddings!