Photo Credit: Courtesy Megan Rossee/Instagram
Now that he's the most decorated Olympian in history, swimmer Michael Phelps has it all -- including a beautiful girlfriend. As it turns out, the record-breaking athlete has been secretly dating 25-year-old Megan Rossee for several months now. On Sunday, the aspiring model went public with their relationship, tweeting this adorable photo of herself cuddling with Phelps and his six newest medals.
"Yay Michael," she wrote alongside the picture.
Phelps, 27, reportedly met Rossee at a Hollywood nightclub in January, where she was working as a bottle server. According to RadarOnline, the cocktail waitress rejected Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend Doug Reinhardt in favor of Phelps and has been his biggest fan ever since. Not only did she cheer him on at the Olympic trials in Omaha, but she's been on the sidelines throughout the London Olympics -- even though Phelps has been a little too busy to spend time with her!
"@MichaelPhelps this probably will get lost in your tweets but since i cant text i miss you and cant wait to spend time with you for real xo," Rossee wrote to her boyfriend via Twitter on July 28, the day of his first race.
Shortly before his final gold medal victory on Aug. 2, Rossee tweeted him another message: "Good luck tonight bear."
Now that the Phelps is retiring from his Olympic swimming career, he should have plenty of time to spend with his new lady. In fact, RadarOnline's source claims that he's thinking of settling down.
"Michael is completely besotted with Megan and now that he’s retired is even thinking of popping the question," says the insider.
Phelps himself hasn't announced any specific future plans -- besides avoiding pools for a while!
"It was great not having to get out of bed to put on a Speedo to jump into a cold pool," the swimmer told ESPN the morning after his final race. "That's one thing I will not miss."
Phelps split from his previous girlfriend, former Miss California Nicole Johnson, at the end of 2011.