Congratulations to Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson! The couple have welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Beckett, on Monday, February 12. The newborn joins 17-month-old big brother, Boomer.
The Olympic champ announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday, February 13, sharing a sweet pic of Johnson with Boomer and their newborn son.
“Magical moments yesterday… Nicole and I would like to introduce Beckett Richard Phelps to the world!” he captioned the photo. “We had a healthy baby boy and a healthy mama. I truly do feel like the happiest man in the world. Being able to build our family to now 4 (6 with doggies) is so incredible!#familyof4now.”
The pair announced that they were expecting a new bundle of joy in August by posting matching photos to their social media accounts of Johnson, 32, holding their son. “Number 2 on the way!!!! So excited!!” the Olympic swimmer wrote. “Wonder if it’s a boy or a girl??”
Johnson captioned her post: “Lil mans going to be a Big Brother!!!”
The couple also announced the news on Boomer’s Instagram account. “So excited to see what mama is having!!” they wrote alongside a photo of their son. “Do I get to have a brother or a sister?!?”
Phelps told Us exclusively about how he found out that his wife — whom he secretly married in June 2016 after dating on and off for eight years — was expecting their second child.
“I kind of had an idea that she could be pregnant … I could tell she was acting, not different or funny, but I could tell that she wanted to say something,” he told Us in October. “Nicole had made this little journal for me of photos of just Boomer and I and photos of Nicole and I and experiences, and we just put like special moments in that little journal. I woke up [one] morning and she handed me the journal and said open it. I opened to the photo of them in the backyard with the pregnancy test. I was pumped!”
In October 2016, Phelps opened up about their surprise nuptials while also talking about their desire to expand their family. “I’ve been married for a while. A couple months. I had to keep it a secret from y’all,” he said in a Facebook Live video at the time. “I had to keep it hush-hush from you guys.”
He added: “Baby number two may be coming soon. Who knows, though?”
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