Michael Phelps announced via Twitter on Sunday that he and his longtime girlfriend Nicole Johnson are engaged. Johnson is a former Miss California winner from 2010. Phelps tweeted a picture early Sunday morning of the newly engaged couple lying in the snow with the caption, “she said yes.”
Phelps originally retired from competitive swimming following the 2012 London Olympics after winning 18 Olympic gold medals and 22 overall in his prestigious career. However, he announced a comeback in 2013 and hopes to compete in the 2016 Rio Games.
Phelps is currently serving a six-month suspension from USA swimming and 18 months of probation following a second DUI arrest last fall.