Michael Phelps' Wife Nicole Shares Her Concerns About Losing Him to Depression

The couple share 4-year-old Boomer, 2-year-old Beckett and 16-month-old Maverick, and it can be challenging for the three boys to know when to give some space to their 35-year-old dad. 

“The boys want to be near Michael when he’s having a rough day. They want to try and make him happy—especially Boomer because he’s the oldest,” Nicole said in the Jan. 12 interview. “So we’ll say, ‘Hey, Booms, Daddy’s having a hard time and just needs to take a moment to be alone.’ We want Boomer to understand it’s not about him, it’s about Michael.”

Luckily, the couple has found a new routine that benefits them during the pandemic, including working out together. In addition, Michael has been cooking dinner for the family every night.

“We’ve definitely grown together through this and learned a lot,” she concluded. “It’s not easy, but I’m married to the most incredible human being.”

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