Michael Phelps Says His Sons Reward Mother Nicole as 'Queen of the Family': 'She Enjoys It'

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Michael Phelps and his spouse Nicole could also be juggling three children below 3, however because the busy dad tells PEOPLE, “There’s nothing higher.”

The retired Olympic swimmer has three sons with Nicole: Maverick Nicolas, whom the couple welcomed in September, Beckett Richard, 20 months, and Boomer Robert, 3. And whereas it’s a house comprised of boys, Phelps says his spouse has voiced her contentment with being the lone lady amongst her household unit — which prompted an lovable reply from their oldest youngster.

“I believe Nicole stated one thing alongside the traces of, like, ‘I’m so fortunate to have a home stuffed with boys and no women,’ and Boomer checked out her and stated, ‘Mommy, you’re the woman in our home,’ ” says Phelps, 34. “So we’ve been saying that and it’s true, she’s the queen.”

“She’s the queen of the family and he or she’s the one woman in there, so she likes it, I believe. She stated she enjoys it,” he provides of his spouse.

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Pumpkin looking with my lil’s (I’m sporting Mav)🎃👻🎃💀

A submit shared by Nicole Michele Phelps (@mrs.nicolephelps) on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:28am PDT


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Let’s go blue!! #goblue

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After making a acutely aware effort to have youngsters shut in age, the proud father says he’s delighted to see his older two boys get alongside so effectively and develop a decent bond.

“I believe the most important factor for me is we wished them as shut as they presumably may very well be in order that they develop up collectively,” he says. “Having the ability to see how a lot love Boomer has for Beckett and Beckett has for Boomer, but additionally seeing how a lot they wish to be across the child on a regular basis — for me, it’s simply a tremendous factor to see as a dad.”

With the start of every youngster, Phelps says he’s understood love in new methods, and that fatherhood continues to vary him as an individual. “I’m studying extra about myself going by means of this course of than I ever thought I might,” he says.

Discovering time to attach together with his spouse, even with their hectic schedules in the best way, isn’t out of attain, in keeping with Phelps, who says he and his “excellent particular person” Nicole go on hikes or enterprise on different outings each time potential.

“We’re all the time ensuring that we’re taking that point for a date evening or no matter it could be,” he says. “That’s one thing that we all the time should have, that connection, that one-on-one.”

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We had such a candy child sprinkle yesterday ❤ Can’t consider we’re going to be a household of 5!! #boyorgirl

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As for the talkative Boomer — whom his dad lovingly refers to as “Booms” — Phelps says his oldest son is fast with chatting again at him. “The one-liners that come out of his mouth are priceless,” he says, laughing.

Raving about his children, Phelps says the great in parenting outweighs any downsides, and that his household brings him pleasure past any measure.

“Typically will piss me off in a approach,” he says. “Booms actually presses buttons on me higher than any human being on the market, however he’s simply my mini-me, so for me, simply the very best feeling.”

The athlete provides, “It’s onerous, I suppose, to place into phrases.”

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