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“Why the Heck Are You Number…”: Michael Phelps’ Wife Was Not Satisfied With His 6’4 Tall Body’s Ranking Against Other Male Athletes

Published 09/26/2022, 12:15 PM EDT

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Michael Phelps is a perfect example of a hard-working individual. He was born in 1985, in Baltimore, Maryland in a comfortably middle-class house. But, despite his very moderate familial identity he has gone to prove his prowess to the world. Phelps currently stands as the best-known swimmer of the modern age with 28 total Olympic medals.

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But, this hardworking individual isn’t alone. He’s got his wonderful, equally talented wife, Nicole Johnson, as his main support system. He and Nicole tied the knot in a secret ceremony in 2015 and since then have welcomed three children. But, whilst these two have a very loving relationship, they do banter sometimes. And, Nicole herself once spoke about one of those incidents.

Michael Phelps got roasted by his wife over the best body list once


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While speaking with Cosmopolitan magazine in 2016, Nicole opened up about a very particular incident. While she scrolled through the topics like her son Boomer’s Instagram and her marriage, she did have a laugh about that one time, when Michael Phelps was featured on a list. The list was about a ranking of all attractive male celebrity bodies and, Nicole noticed her husband was not the winner on that one. Nicole also reported that she and Michael’s mother Debbie laughed about it together.

Nicole reminisced how she reached out to Phelps after looking at his ranking, “Texted him and sent him the link to the article and was like, “Why the heck are you number [whatever], you need to be number one.” Just goes on to show how good the chemistry is between them.


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The relationship timeline of Michael and Nicole

The story of Phelps and Nicole started back in 2007. They first met each other at the 2007 ESPY Awards. She herself is a former model and a beauty pageant winner. And, though the couple had an initially rocky relationship, their story had a happy ending with their destination wedding.


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In various interviews, Phelps has come forth about how important Nicole has been in his life always and how much support she’s given to him.

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Now that Phelps is retired and his little family is doing incredibly, fans wish him all their best wishes.


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Shreyosi Banerjee


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Shreyosi Banerjee is a US Sports author working with EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English honors. Shreyosi holds prior work experience in content creation, having worked as a content writer, freelancing for companies like Webgross.
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Vibhanshu Kumar