Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Phelps, are expecting their fourth child. The couple announced this on Nicole’s Instagram account as the two pair shared a slideshow of images of the two of them and the family to fans wondering what the greatest swimmer of all time was up to nowadays.
In the post on her verified Instagram account, Nicole shared pictures of the family throughout the years. She took the time to celebrate the life that she and Michael have together and to be thankful for the children that she has. Then, at the very end, she dropped the announcement of a fourth child being on the way.
Nicole wrote, “A memory from Oct 29 over the last 7 years with you @m_phelps00 (I couldn’t find 2019s pic ) Happy Anniversary to my best friend, hubby and partner thru life I couldn’t have asked for anyone better! For those that are wondering… yes! we’re expecting our 4th Phelps in 2024.”
Plenty of commenters offered their congratulations and applause of the couple, cheering on the Phelps family as it welcomes its next member into the world. One commenter wrote, “Take it four blue hearts means it’s a little boy? So happy for your whole family. Happy Anniversary!”
Another commenter was thrilled to see that the family was a group of Baltimore Ravens fans, writing, “You look wonderful! And congratulations! Here’s wishing for another beautiful, healthy baby! Nice to see you in Ravens gear! Take care!”
All of this support being sent the way of the Phelps family is no surprise. Michael was a legend as he became one of the most decorated Olympic athletes of all time. The American swimmer dominated the pool in ways unseen before, setting record after record and being a gold-medal mainstay for an entire generation’s youth.
After his competitive career, Phelps has remained close to the sport and has been gracious as his records slowly fall. The last of those records was beaten over the summer by a French swimmer. In response, Phelps, who was commentating on the event, simply said, “I’m just pumped about this swim. Oh, my gosh!”
That graciousness and desire to see the sport move forward past the unbelievable accomplishments that he has made has turned Phelps into a celebrity far beyond just his ability to swim. His personality turned him into an advertising icon and has landed him what one would assume is a permanent place as a commentator in the sport of competitive swimming.
Phelps’ legacy could be seen living on when American Swimmer Katie Ledecky mentioned him in a post-race press conference. She said, “I’ve known Michael for many years now, looked up to him as a little kid. Just never really imagined I would be in this position. It’s always an honor to win a medal for Team USA, especially gold.”
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