Michael Phelps to become a dad before the Olympics

US swimming superstar Michael Phelps will become a first time father before he competes at the Rio Olympic Games next August.

The 18 time Olympic gold medal winner took to Instagram to deliver the good news that he and fiancé former Miss California beauty queen Nicole Johnson are expecting.

He posted “we found out 8weeks ago we were expecting… Today we’re over 12 weeks and it looks like we’re having a boy!!! #babymp #mp #lifeabouttochange #mpswim ? @djnolan5“.


The post accompanied a picture of the happy couple (below), with Nicole standing in front and clutching a tiny pair of black swim shorts featuring the initials MP.

Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson: Instagram

Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson: Instagram

Nicole herself is dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt with the initials MP printed in yellow on the front.

Phelps recently completed a stint in Rehab after being caught driving while under the influence of alcohol twice.