Washington - There's more gold coming for Olympic record-setting swim star Michael Phelps. But this time, it's a wedding ring.
Phelps, whose record career haul of 22 Olympic medals includes 18
golds, got engaged to his girlfriend over the weekend, according to
social media posts from the couple.
Phelps, 29, and his new fiancee Nicole Johnson, a 2010 Miss
California pageant champion, posted pictures to Instagram shortly after
The two are seen rolling around in the snow and Johnson is sporting a large ring on her left hand.
"She said yes," Phelps wrote on Twitter and Instagram.
"I'm going to be a Mrs," Johnson wrote.
Phelps won a stunning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
and retired after the 2012 London Olympics, only to make a comeback last
Phelps won three gold medals at the Pan Pacific Championships last
August but was arrested for drunken driving and is serving a six-month
suspension from USA Swimming that will expire in April.
While Phelps has agreed not to compete at this year's world
championships in Russia, he will return to competition at a meet in
Arizona from April 15-18.
Phelps sister, Hilary, wrote on Facebook, "CONGRATULATIONS to these two lovebirds on their engagement! Couldn't be happier for my brother and thrilled to gain a sister, who I adore and love already!"