When he’s not too busy winning Olympic gold medals and breaking records, Michael Phelps is winning the hearts of Americans. Phelps and his wife Nicole Phelps nee Johnson, former Miss California, have released their wedding video, and it’s a beautiful look at the picture-perfect family.
The couple tied the knot in a picturesque ceremony in October, but the marriage was made official in June prior to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, with just five people in attendance. The October ceremony was held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and the newlyweds spilled all the details to Brides magazine in an exclusive interview.
The video looks like it’s straight out of the most romantic movie you’ve ever seen, complete with beautiful music and loving looks from the happy bride and groom. The couple, who have been dating on and off since 2007, did the initial ceremony in part due to paperwork for newborn son Boomer for the Olympics.
“I kept hearing stories about different last names and children and traveling, so we felt it best to change my last name,” Nicole said to the magazine. “Boomer’s last name is Phelps legally, and we felt like it would make it easier.”
Their October nuptials capped off a year full of achievements for Phelps, which included setting records at his final Olympics appearance and having his first child.
“We just decided to do everything with a bang, and cram it all into a year! It was a hectic couple of months, but looking back, it was a great couple of months,” he said.
By Anika Reed