Michael Phelps Talks Baby No. 2, His Past Battle With Depression: ‘I Tackled It Head On’

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Michael Phelps, mother Nicole Johnson and their son Boomer arrive to a 2016 Golden Goggles Awards during a Marriott Marquis Hotel on Nov 21, 2016 in New York City. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Michael Phelps is gripping busy. The 23-time Olympic bullion medalist non-stop adult to Us Weekly about his son’s personality, expecting baby No. 2, and his past conflict with depression.

The 32-year-old spoke frankly to Us about his purpose in a new documentary patrician Angst, where he speaks out about his stress and depression: “For me, it was all about being vulnerable. we consider it’s frightful for a lot of people to consider about that word. we only wanted to change. we was to a indicate where we didn’t like who we was. we didn’t like looking during myself like saying a thoughtfulness that we see in a mirror. we kind of only tackled it head-on.”

As formerly reported, a late swimmer has been open about his struggles in a past.

“For me it’s like, we always make a fun like, ‘Yeah, we schooled how to promulgate like dual years ago.’ It done my life a ruin of a lot easier, though also bargain your emotions is something that is so big,” Phelps said. “There are a lot of opposite things that we have going on and you’re starting to see more, either it’s athletes or celebrities who are opening adult and articulate about basin and stress more. we consider they’re bargain that it is OK to not be OK.”

“When we went into depression, we went into a darkest partial of my life by distant and we didn’t wish to be alive. Hopefully, we can reduce a self-murder rate and continue to open adult and substantially get people to speak about a mental health disorders that they’re going by and to promulgate more,” he says of his conflict with depression.

When it comes to his son, 17-month-old Boomer, Phelps can’t stop gnawing photos and formulating waggish captions for an Instagram page dedicated to a tot: “We’re perplexing to routine some of a things that are going on in his head. we mean, a photos newly only with his prolonged hair. He loves being in a hat. He’ll strech for his sunglasses each time we get in a car, so it is a provide saying some-more and some-more of his luminary come out daily.”

First day of school!!!

A post common by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Sep 5, 2017 during 11:55am PDT

Phelps shares Boomer with mother Nicole Johnson, whom he personally married in Jun 2016 after dating on and off for 8 years.

The integrate is now awaiting their second child and Phelps tells Us exclusively, “I kind of had an thought that she could be profound … we could tell she was acting, not opposite or funny, though we could tell that she wanted to contend something. Nicole had done this tiny biography for me of photos of only Boomer and we and photos of Nicole and we and experiences, and we only put like special moments in that tiny journal. we woke adult [one] morning and she handed me a biography and pronounced open it. we non-stop to a print of them in a backyard with a pregnancy test. we was pumped!”

Lil mans going to be a Big Brother!!!

A post common by Nicole Michele Phelps (@mrs.nicolephelps) on Aug 29, 2017 during 9:28am PDT

In further to his flourishing family, Phelps is also focusing on his efforts with H2O conservation. The athlete, who is a tellurian envoy for Colgate’s Save Water campaign, tells Us: “For me, H2O is such an perplexing partial of my life. Now, carrying a family and now flourishing a family, there are so many things that we can all do to that can unequivocally assistance a world. There are so many people who don’t have a event to have purify celebration water. we consider that this is elementary to spin a faucet off when you’re brushing your teeth. It’s elementary to kind of not take a 30-minute showering or … so many tiny small things that we can all do together to save changed water. Every dump unequivocally does count. we consider we can do this together.”

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