Love is never easy!
This is a fact Michael Phelps‘ fianc├â┬⌐e Nicole Johnson knows all too well! For a chat with Cosmopolitan, the former Miss California opened up about the rough patches she and her man have gone through over the years.
On her on/off again relationship with the Olympian, the brunette beauty dished:
“There definitely were times, and I think Michael would say the same thing, where I hated him. We were at odds at times. Even when I loathed him, there were still times when I was like, ‘God, I wish I was with him.'”
Wow! Apparently, Miz Johnson gave up her aspirations to be a Formula One sports reporter to be in a relationship with the 31-year-old. She continued:
“Michael and I both know that had we tried to have a child and get married in the previous time we were together, it probably would not have ended pretty. We both had a lot of growing up to do. We both had a lot of learning about ourselves to do.”
Although Nicole hasn’t completely abandoned her sportscasting dreams, she’s simply focused on her growing family right now. Johnson added:
“Right now my main priority is being a wife to Michael and Boomer’s mom.”
Speaking of truth bombs, the model also revealed that it is the gold medalist who runs their son’s popular Instagram account. Too cute!
However, the IG page isn’t the only thing Phelps is contributing to nowadays as (now that the Olympics are done) the groom-to-be can help out with wedding planning. In fact, Nicole seemed so relieved as she noted:
“I took on everything, obviously, because he had to focus on going to the games. And now I’m like, ‘What do you think about this and what do you think about that?’ I know Michael well enough to know he doesn’t need to partake in the tiny, minuscule decisions. But I also know him well enough to know that he does want to be involved in what flavor our cake is going to be and what flowers he thinks are ugly and what flowers he thinks are really pretty.”
HIGHlarious! Alongside her comments about life with Michael, Nicole had A LOT to say about Ryan Lochte‘s Rio robbery lie. The mother-of-one concluded:
“I think it’s really sad that it took away from the other athletes who were there and worked so many years to get there. My first gut reaction was, ‘Why in the heck were you out in Rio like this?’ You’ve been given all the stats from staff ├óΓé¼┬ª you do or you don’t know better. Again, it’s sad. Rio was amazing. They did a phenomenal job at keeping things safe for everyone and making sure the athletes were very well taken care of, including the families.”
You tell ’em, girl! We’re wishing Michael and Nicole only the best as they continue to plan for their wedding!
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