Michael Phelps, Nicole Johnson Welcome Baby Boy: Beckett Richard

Photo Courtesy: Nicole Johnson (Instagram)

Nearly two years after the birth of swimming’s most famous toddler Boomer Phelps, 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps and wife Nicole Johnson have announced the welcoming of their second child, Beckett Richard, into the world.

According to the couples’ Instagram accounts, the baby boy was born on Monday:

Earlier in the month, Phelps and Johnson celebrated “Baby Shark” at a baby shower with friends and family:

Big brother, Boomer, originally announced the news on his Instagram handle in August:

So excited to see what mama is having!! Do I get to have a brother or a sister?!?

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Since the announcement, the family has not slowed down. Phelps has been playing a huge role in advocating for mental health awareness and appeared in the film ‘Angst’. Of course, just before, Phelps was handed a tough loss from a shark, the Kids’ Choice Legend Award and his seventh and eighth ESPY Awards.

48 Comments

48 comments

  1. Vanessa Brown

    And another Gold addition to the family, blessings to you all ❤

    • Paiton Knorr

      I should be having his children.

  2. Judy Roy

    Congratulations to you and your family!

  3. Joan Vican

    Congratulations!👼🍼🙏

  4. Harry Delong

    Congratulations and best to you and the family.

  5. Kara Muscillo

    Kim Pfarrer DiJoseph another king is born. 😉

  6. Vee Au

    Congrats! Keep that going!

  7. Christy Clarich-Crooks

    Congrats Michael and Family. I’m so Proud and Happy for you Michael. You are an Amazing Person. You have a Beautiful Family. It’s so Wonderful to see you so Happy. 😁

  8. Vicki Marsh

    Awesome congrats to you all!!! A beautiful family!!!

  9. Lin Tozer

    Congrats from down under NZ

  10. Ann M Cooper

    Congrats! Another beautiful boy.😌

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    Cate Garrison

    “Earlier in the month”? The baby shower was the day before she delivered.

  12. Sammi Marie Bailey

    Donna oh good, they picked a real name this time 😂

  13. Vivien Tosches

    Selina Grossenbacher wenn isch jitz ds passiert?!

  14. Julie Rhodes

    Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏼⭐️🍾💐🎊🎉🎈

  15. Cheryl Zwijacz

    Congratulations the bouncing baby B boys.sibling revelry begin.😍

  16. Lonny Amthor

    Congratulations Nicole and Mike !

  17. Sanny Frifeldt

    Congratulations Nicole & Michael,
    For yr new born Baby Boy ..oh boy oh boy 😘 They ‘ll keep U busy😀
    Wish U All the Best 🙏

Author: Diana Pimer

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Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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