Michael Phelps can really keep a secret!
As TMZ was first to report, he tied the knot with Nicole Johnson at a private ceremony June 13 in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Only the ceremony's guests knew about it. The Olympian didn't tell anyone about the nuptials — even teammate Ryan Lochte had "no idea" Phelps was a married man when they competed together in Rio!
Us Weekly reports the couple did it all over again, this time on Saturday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when they had a more romantic, yet still intimate ceremony, witnessed by 50 friends and family members.
This time around, the couple is sharing photos from their fairy-tale wedding, People magazine reports.
In the photos, Nicole is breathtakingly radiant in a custom Julie Vino gown, with Michael in a summery tan suit and pastel blue-gray tie. Nicole worked with Vino on the design of her dress for over a year.
In order to maintain the couple's privacy, Phelps semi-fibbed to People in an August 23 interview, during which he talked about his wedding as a future event — even though he'd been legally married for over two months. “I really can’t wait to get married," Phelps told People. "It will be a small destination wedding later this year. It’s the next big milestone I’m looking forward to."
He definitely wound up with a small destination wedding... he just neglected to mention they were already man and wife!
The two are parents to six-month-old son Boomer. Johnson, a model and onetime Miss California USA, has taken her husband's surname now that the married cat is out of the bag, going by @mrs.nicolephelps on Instagram.