While Michael Phelps has been busy breaking records at the Rio Olympics, another Phelps is threatening to steal the show.
According to the Daily Mail, Phelps’ adorable son, Boomer, has been making waves alongside his record-setting performance. Phelps’ mother, Debbie, and fiancee, Nicole Johnson, recently appeared on the Today Show and talked about Boomer’s presence at the games.
“Even though he won’t remember outside of all the pictures and all the videos, it’s really neat,” Johnson explained.
Boomer wore a white t-shirt with his father’s initials on the back during the events and appeared utterly adorable resting in his mother’s lap.
Boomer, now three months old, also sported some super cute noise blocking headphones, though the headphones were removed when Phelps gave him a kiss before an event.
According to CNN, Boomer’s Instagram account has already gained over 280,000 followers.
“I’m ready to see some more fast swimming!! Go get em daddy!!!” one pic of Boomer’s read on Instagram. “Go get em USA!!!!”
Even Phelps got in on the action and posted a pic of himself holding his son on Instagram.
“It truly is just the best… The feeling of the little guy relaxed and sound asleep on my chest,” he wrote alongside the image.
Phelps and his future wife welcomed their son into the world last May. Boomer is their first child together.
“Welcome Boomer Robert Phelps into the world!!! Born 5-5-2016 at 7:21 pm!!! Healthy and happy!!! Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!! @nicole.m.johnson and Boomer both healthy!!!” Phelps wrote on Instagram.
Phelps and Johnson, a model and former winner of Miss California, got engaged in February of 2015.
The couple is expected to exchange vows sometime following the Olympics, though an official date has not been set.
According to International Business Times, Johnson is also building up quite the following on Instagram and has amassed over 183,000 fans. Most of these followers are because of Johnson’s constant uploads of adorable Boomer.
In fact, the couple is all about sharing their love for Boomer for fans to enjoy on social media.
Just prior to the Rio Olympics, Johnson showed off a pair of her new shoes, complete with Boomer’s imprint on the side.
“#RioReady!! Thanks @underarmour for the early morning delivery!!! And thanks to Nina for my #mp & #usa #nails!!!????❤️ #herewegoooo #nodiamondsinrio #replacementring,” she wrote on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Michael Phelps still has a chance to add more gold medals to his list of amazing achievements. The swimmer just won his 27th medal Friday night and has a chance to win his 23rd gold medal on Saturday
So far, Phelps has taken home four gold medals in Rio, including the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, the men’s 200m butterfly, the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay and the men’s 200m individual medley.
In fact, Phelps has won so many medals that he has outpaced some countries all by himself. If Phelps doesn’t win any more medals, he would sit at 39th overall and tie with Ethiopia. He is two gold medals shy of Brazil’s tally and still has one more event to go.
Even if Phelps manages to win another gold medal, all eyes online will be on Boomer. Hopefully, Johnson is on hand to capture Phelps’ final race and his son’s reaction after.
The Rio Olympics might be Phelps’ final outing. The swimmer has yet to announced whether or not he will retire, though his longtime teammate and rival Ryan Lochte is confident Phelps will be back in action in 2020.
Phelps’ final event at the Rio Olympics is scheduled to take place on Saturday night.
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