Update, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.: Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson are now double married.
After tricking everyone and getting secretly married back in June, they had a second (and far more public) ceremony Saturday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
And lord, was their second wedding gorgeous. Johnson’s dress designer dished to People magazine about working with the former Miss California to get all the details right for the perfect gown.
“She did not want the traditional bridal gown,” Israeli designer Julie Vino explained. “She wanted something that was a little more easygoing and flowing, and a slit up the side. She always wanted something with a slit. It was something that she had in her head from the beginning.”
Johnson shared photos of the dress on her Instagram, and it is stunning.
If I could wear a dress like that, I’d have as many weddings as possible.
Michael Phelps just pulled a serious fast one.
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Back when he was in Rio at the Olympics, Phelps talked about the wedding he and his fiancée, former Miss California Nicole Johnson, were planning.
“I really can’t wait to get married,” he said at the time. “It will be a small destination wedding later this year. It’s the next big milestone I’m looking forward to.”
Now, news has come out that Phelps and Johnson actually exchanged vows in Arizona back in June, months before the Olympics. TMZ reports that Phelps’ agent, Peter Carlisle, was the officiant, and the couple’s 6-month-old son, Boomer, was part of the ceremony as well.
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No one can really blame him for wanting to keep it under wraps. For a celeb who wants a small, intimate, private ceremony, the pressure of being in the spotlight all the time must get annoying. And with the Olympics this year, Phelps was definitely in the spotlight.
People should definitely look past this little bit of deceit, and instead be happy for the couple. After all, Phelps has been gushing about his now-wife for years.
“I said to a couple of my friends if I ever had the chance to get her back, that would be it. She was the one I loved the most,” he said last year, after they split in 2011 and got back together in 2014. “Her and I have been on and off for eight years. It’s been a long time. We’ve been through a lot. But I love her to death. We’ve been able to grow as a couple through everything we’ve been through, the positive changes I’ve made in my life.”
Congrats to Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Johnson! Now they can focus on making more babies. I mean, look at that face…
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