Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged

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Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged
She said yes😁😁😁 @nicole.m.johnson. (Photo credit to @arschmitty )
CONGRATULATIONS to these two lovebirds on their engagement! Couldn't be happier for my brother and thrilled to gain a sister, who I adore and love already! 
Michael Phelps of the U.S. swims butterfly during his men's 200m individual medley at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. holds up his men's 100m butterfly gold medal at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. spits water out after his men's 100m butterfly final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. waves after his men's 100m butterfly final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. dives in during his men's 4 x 100m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Australia won the race ahead of the U.S. and Brazil.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. leans on a lane rope after his men's 100m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Cameron McEvoy of Australia won the race ahead of Nathan Adrian in second and James Magnussen of Australia in third. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014, file photo, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps talks during a news conference ahead of the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia. U.S. swim stars are honored for the year's best performances at the annual Golden Goggles. But hanging over the event is the absence of the sport's biggest name, the suspended Phelps. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps walks along the pool deck at the Chandler Aquatic centre in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Phelps will compete at Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast next week after after making a U.S. team for the first time since he coming out of retirement four months ago.(AP Photo/John Pye)
U.S. Michael Phelps celebrates as his girlfriend Nicole Johnson, second from right, and his sister Hilary smile following the medal ceremony for the men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay, at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, Friday, July 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. chats with his mother Debbie, center, as his girlfriend Nicole Johnson, left, and his sister Hilary look on after winning the silver medal in the men's 200m Individual Medley event at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, Thursday, July 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 28: Silver medalist Michael Phelps of the United States is congratulated by girlfriend Nicole Johnson and mother Debbie after the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during Day Thirteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 28, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 27: Nicole Johnson (L), girlfriend of Michael Phelps of the United States and his mother Debbie talk after he won gold in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during Day Twelve of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 27, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Michael Phelps looks toward the scoreboard after finishing sixth in the men's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. nationals of swimming, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, leaves a news conference for the U.S. nationals at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex in Irvine, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The five-day event starts Wednesday, Aug. 6, with berths for next year's world championships at stake. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
American swimmer Michael Phelps of Baltimore, MD., reacts after winning the men's 400 meter individual medley final in the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002. Phelps won the gold medal with 4 minutes, 12.48 seconds, setting the game record. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Michael Phelps races in the men's 200-meter individual medley during the Janet Evans Invitational, Sunday July 21, 2002, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. .Phelps won the race with a time of 2:02.60. (AP Photo/Chris Polk)
Medal winners in the men's 200-meter butterfly final, from left, bronze winner Anatoli Poliakov of Russia, gold winner Michael Phelps, of Baltimore, Md., and silver winner Thomas Malchow, from St. Paul, Minn., pose for photographers after an awarding ceremony at the World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, western Japan, Tuesday, July 24, 2001. Phelps won the race by setting a world record of 1 minute, 54.58 seconds. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
New world record holder American Michael Phelps, right, and teammate Thomas Malchow, silver dalist, show their medals to photographers during an awarding ceremony for men's 200-meter butterfly at the 9th FINA World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, western Japan, Tuesday, July 24. Phelps' new world record was 1 minute, 54.58. Malchow took second place. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Michael Phelps, 17, of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club sets a new world record in the men's 400-meter Individual medley with a time of 4:11.09 at the USA Swimming National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday Aug. 15, 2002. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
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Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter he's marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated Phelps on and off the past few years.

Phelps tweeted early Sunday: "She said yes." He also posted a photo of the couple, hugging in the snow, taken by teammate Allison Schmitt.

Phelps sister, Hilary, wrote on Facebook, "CONGRATULATIONS to these two lovebirds on their engagement! Couldn't be happier for my brother and thrilled to gain a sister, who I adore and love already!"

The engagement comes as Phelps is finishing a six-month suspension from USA Swimming for his second drunken-driving arrest. The suspension ends March 6, and Phelps is expected to return to competition at Mesa, Arizona, in April.

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