And he's announced the happy news in the cutest way.

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The most current piece of information we have on his status comes from earlier this year, when the swimming star parted with his long-time girlfriend.

The swimmer who will be hoping to improve on his 16 Olympic medals shortly once dated Miss California 2010, Nicole Johnson.

This comes after three years of dating and rumors that Phelps had at points become cozy with other women, most famously with reality TV starlet Brittny Gastineau.

A source close to the two at that time scoffed that Phelps had ever been unfaithful.

Johnson, a Moorpark College student at the time, wanted to transfer to the University of Southern California and thought the scholarship would help pay her education.

Out of 304 contestants Johnson took first runner-up.

You can follow the former girlfriend of Michael Phelps on Twitter.

There she claims to being a host, consultant, model and Mogl success manager.

Phelps fans didn't see the news coming, leading some to wonder who Nicole Johnson even was.

But as it turns out, Johnson and Phelps had been dating quite some time before announcing their engagement.

She posted a third picture of the happy couple, which features a closer look at Johnson's engagement ring.