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Olympian Missy Franklin Is Engaged to Boyfriend Hayes Johnson

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Look who’s getting married! Olympian Missy Franklin is engaged to boyfriend Hayes Johnson, she revealed Sunday, September 24.

The athlete posted a photo from the magical moment, which took place at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Georgia. “Thank you for making this the easiest answer to any question I’ve ever been asked. Yes. Yes. Yes. A million times over,” she expressed alongside a slideshow.

For the occasion, Franklin chose a turquoise jumpsuit and leopard ballet flats, while Johnson dressed in a blazer and slacks. In the first image, she tenderly extends her hand to his cheek as he holds up the ring. “I will never be able to thank you enough. For making last night the best of my life,” she continued. “For being the most thoughtful and loving man I’ve ever known. For being my best friend, my soulmate, my safe haven, and now my FIANCÉ! I’m about to get my Johnson on!!! I cannot wait to see what our forever has in store for us. I. Love. You.”

Johnson proposed with a square cut ring set on a diamond pave band. Like Franklin, Johnson is also a swimmer who previously competed for the University of Texas. Meanwhile, Franklin attends the University of Georgia.

Franklin was the preeminent female swimmer on the U.S. Olympic Team in the 2012 games in London. She ended up winning four gold medals as well as a bronze medal, while at the time she was still in high school.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
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