According to reports, Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Johnson, have had their second child together and its name is Beckett Richard Phelps. The couple announced the news of the arrival of their baby on Phelp’s Instagram page.
Sources close to the couple stated, “Michael and Nicole are so stoked to have this baby. Everything went smoothly, and it worked out.” Phelps took to his Insta-page and introduced their child to the world.
The Olympian wrote he and Nicole “would like to introduce Beckett Richard Phelps to the world.” Michael said he is so grateful to be building a family along with their six dogs. The new baby follows the birth of Boomer, whom they announced back in 2016.
The Olympic swimmer wrote that they were ready to build a family and showed a picture of all of their hands stacked up on to each other.
Back in June of 2016, Michael and Nicole got married during a private ceremony, but news of their nuptials didn’t come out until October.
Sources at the time stated, “they just didn’t want the whole world to know that they were getting married. Sometimes it’s nice to have a little privacy, especially when it comes to having family and kids.”
The insider went on, “the ceremony was personal and beautiful though. Friends, family, and close acquaintances of Nicole and Michael were there. It was a great time, and it’s obvious that they love each other.”
Back in 2017, Michael came under fire for allegedly misleading the public about swimming with sharks during a program for the Discovery Channel. The swimmer took to Facebook Live! to explain the situation himself whereby he stated it would’ve been silly to assume that he would literally swim alongside a ferocious animal.