Michael Phelps Gets Engaged To Previous Miss California Winner (Photos)

Michael Phelps has taken the plunge, literally, and has gotten engaged.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Instagram early Sunday he’s marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated the swimmer on and off the past few years.

Phelps has been in the news recently for his mishaps, but maybe this is the silver (or in his case, gold) lining that can turn his personal image around.

The 29-year-old wasn’t the only one excited about the news, as his sister, Hilary, offered her congrats on Facebook.

The engagement comes as Phelps is finishing a six-month suspension from USA Swimming for his second drunken driving arrest. The suspension ends March 6, and he is expected to return to competition in April.

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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