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Hard to believe, but it’s been 16 years since Michael Phelps put the swimming world on notice – and became a household name.

Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson Pregnancy Announcement

Becoming the youngest male to make the U.S. Olympic team in nearly 7 decades, the Baltimore Bullet quickly became a legend.

This year, he will compete in his fifth Olympic games, and needless to say, a lot has changed in his life in the years since he first hit the global stage.

In February of last year, Phelps got engaged to Nicole Johnson.

In May, Phelps welcomed his first child, a boy named Boomer.

Needless to say, he’s come a long way since the brash, occasionally trouble-prone young man we met so many years ago.

And now, there are rumors that Phelps, still only 31, may have recently passed another milestone in his personal life.

You may have seen the headlines pop up in your social media feed:

Something along the lines of "Is Michael Phelps Married?"

Well, as it happens, that question mark is there for a reason.

Because, as far as anyone knows, Phelps and Johnson did not get hitched in a quickie pre-Rio ceremony, as some folks are claiming.

We imagine the couple will walk down the aisle shortly after the games, but thus far, they have yet to announce any specific plans.

And why rush things at this point?

They already have a baby together, and despite global health concerns, Phelps is going to the Olympics, not war.

They may as well wait, and hopefully Phelps will come home with some new hardware to wear to the ceremony.

Just kidding; there’s no way the guy could walk with all the medals he’s won around his neck at this point.

So our premature congrats go out to Michael and Nicole!

All these two have to do now is steer clear of those Brazilian mosquitoes and put past mistakes behind them.

Sorry, Taylor Lianne Chandler. We couldn’t resist.