Nicole and Michael Phelps Got Married A Third Time

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In the span of just over two months, Michael Phelps has gone from being unmarried in the public eye to having tied the knot three separate times.

Apparently, once twice wasn’t enough. The magazine BRIDES says he and his wife, formerly Nicole Johnson but now Nicole Phelps, had a ritzy New Year’s Eve wedding and reception in Arizona at a fancy resort that channeled a 1920’s “Great Gatbsy” theme. They apparently decided to host it so that even more of their closest friends and family who didn’t mark the other two ceremonies could attend.

Some highlights: They had glittery tablecloths, a vintage champagne cart, a slow-mo video and photo booth, a six-tier, Art Deco-inspired cake and tons of food ranging from Bulgogi short rib tacos to grilled-cheese sandwiches served all night.

Here’s a recap of 2016 in Phelps family weddings:

  • June 13, 2016 – Michael and Nicole Phelps get married in their backyard in Tempe, Ariz., before the Olympics. Around five people show up.
  • Oct. 29, 2016 – Michael and Nicole Phelps get married again in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a couple days after the news broke of their June wedding. This time, around 50 people show up.
  • Dec. 31, 2016 – Michael and Nicole Phelps get married again in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. (Attendance for that one still unknown.)

In reality, 2016 was Michael Phelps’ year. He shattered the record for most gold medals, had a baby son named Boomer, married his fiancée, formerly Miss California USA, signed a deal for free mattresses, made an epic, award-winning commercial and officially (?) retired. So what if he wants to do a few victory laps in the form of extravagant weddings?

A big thanks to Brides and TMZ for keeping everyone in the loop.

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Ethan McLeod

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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