Olympic friendships dating
Michael Phelps often refers to fellow Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt as his sister.
Between calling her "Aunt Schmitty" to his son, happily "third-wheeling" with Phelps and his fiancé and professionally carpool karaoke-ing, one thing remains constant – Schmitt's longtime, admirable friendship with the 23-time gold medalist.
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"Anything he says to me, whether it's outside the pool or inside the pool, I take that advice to heart.
READ MORE: Michael Phelps is no longer throwing back 12,000 calories of pizza and Red Bull a day Phelps echoed those sentiments."I wouldn't be here where I am today without having her every day."Check out their friendship as told through both of their social media accounts: @arschmitty: Last night featured @m_phelps00 winning his 23rd gold medal and 28th Olympic medal...surpassing HIMSELF as greatest Olympian of all time. Excited to watch this guy continue to dominate in Omaha and then bring the heat in RIO!!!!!! 🎉🏊💯💛 #dieahappyman #recordyear #[email protected]: A weekend well spent brings a week of content 😁🙌☀️👶🏼😘👼 ...usually I'm the one that can't make it thru a movie/show 😴 but this happy family took the prize this Saturday!!!
After training together for more than 12 years, the two swimming stars have developed a rare relationship – one that's open to feedback and frustration, but definitely more fun.READ MORE: Everything you need to know about the Rio Olympics in one place"Allison's like my little sister and I love her to death," Phelps said in an interview with NBC. We're both going through the same thing, and we're supportive through it all.""I try to help her as much as I can through anything she's going through," Phelps said, as Schmitt interrupted."He's seen a lot of tears," she said."I've seen a lot of tears, but I've seen a lot of smiles.