So, now that Michael Phelps has ended his ridiculously amazing Olympic career as the best swimmer in the entire world that ever was, it's about time we move on to more important things: his love life. As the most decorated Olympian of all time (winning a ridiculous 22 medals in his storied career) with some of the best abs in sports, there was probably no doubt in anyone's mind that he would have no problem snagging a ladyfriend. Well, now we finally know who she is.
Enter Megan Rossee, who, shockingly enough, hold the phone, what's this, this is insane, say what, is a ridiculously hot blonde model/cocktail waitress.
So who is this girl, what do we know about her, do we care? Of course we do! It wouldn't be America if we didn't worship and obsess over celebrities and their personal lives! So let's delve into it, shall we?
Here are 9 things you didn't know/may have already read about Megan Rossee & Michael Phelps:
1.) Megan is 25 years old, 5'9" (or 5'10" from some reports), 125 pounds, a size 2, and describes herself on her website as a Los Angeles-based model and actress.
2.) She is open-minded about her career but still holds on to her values. She says on her website, "I am super easy going and pretty much down for any type of project (that doesn't involve nudity)." This is probably making Michael's PR team very happy.
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3.) On top of being an aspiring model/actress/whatever, she is also a bottle server at Blok nightclub in Hollywood. That is where she and Michael first met.
4.) Although Phelps has managed to keep their five-month (or so) relationship quiet, Rossee made their relationship rather public on her Twitter & Instagram accounts. She wrote updates from the Olympic Trials and wished him luck. Reportedly she also flew out to Omaha to accompany Michael to the Trials and then to London for the actual Olympics.
5.) She has 4,092 followers as of 2 p.m. on August 7, while Michael has 1,185,867.
6.) Even though you may think Rossee is only with Phelps to get exposure and fame, her father came out recently to say "she had a career in her own right before she ever met Michael." He added, "She is not with him to be famous." Though I'm guessing being with Michael won't hurt her situation, either. I wouldn't have heard of her otherwise ...
7.) Rossee may be more than just another pretty blonde: She was a TranSouth Conference Scholar Athlete in 2007 and 2008. She needed at least a 3.0 GPA and some athleticism as a soccer player to qualify, so that's good!
8.) They made their public debut on August 6 during a Speedo event in London. Phelps deftly avoided questions about his relationship status, though. But that gives us even more reason to speculate away.
9.) She apparently enjoys calling Michael Phelps "bear." I actually think that's kind of an appropriate nickname for him.
Here's some more information on this life-altering turn of events:
Do you have any thoughts on Michael Phelps' new girlfriend, Megan Rossee?
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