30. Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson
The professional swimmer and Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps and American model Nicole Johnson tied the knot in 2016. The couple actually had two weddings that year, several months apart – the first was a ceremony with five guests (that’s what I call ‘intimate’!), in their Arizona backyard, and the second, a 50-guest ceremony on the beach of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The two have been dating on and off for nine years before finally settling down, so perhaps that’s why they wanted to have two weddings!
Their first, backyard wedding was held right before the Olympics, and while it seems to me like having a wedding ceremony several days before a huge contest would put some pressure on both events, it doesn’t seem to have affected the swimmer whatsoever. In fact, it doesn’t sound at all like your typical, stressful wedding – the two shared in an interview that they “practically got married in their pajamas.” In their second weddign, however, they made up for that – as we can see by Nicole’s impressive bridal dress and Michael’s slick suit.