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Debbie Phelps


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Full NameDebbie Phelps
First NameDebbie
Last NamePhelps
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameBernard Jesse Davisson
Mother NameLeoma Mae Foote
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SpouseMichaelĀ Fred Phelps
No Of Children3
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Date of Birth1951

Debbie Phelps's real name Deborah Sue is the mother of Michael Phelps

By profession, she serves as a principal in a middle school. She is a married woman and a mother to three kids. 

Michael real name Michael Fred Phelps II, is recognized as a former competitive swimmer and the most achieved Olympian of all time. 

He originally belongs to Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He follows the Christian religion. 

Debbie Phelps with her son Michael Phelps.
Debbie Phelps with her son Michael Phelps. Source: Instagram

How had Debbie's broken marriage affected Michael?

Debbie was married to a man named Michael Fred Phelps back in 1973. Fred professionally served as a Maryland State Trooper

However, their relationship only lasted for two decades. Their relationship started falling off before they officially got divorced in 1994

Well, Michael later confessed that their split up was hard for him as he was feeling scared. He felt abandoned and he struggles and fights deep down inside him.

Debbie is a mother of three children

Debbie Phelps children.
Debbie Phelps children. Source: Instagram

Debbie became a mother of three children, i.e. two daughters and a son. 

Talking about her son first, he is recognized worldwide by his profession. 

Michael has won 28 medals in such a short time altogether. He broke all the records of winning medals till now. 

Her daughter, Whitney Phelps, professionally also serves as a swimmer. 

Whitney also participated in the U.S. Olympic team back in 1996. Last but not least comes Hilary Phelps

Not much about her is known except for the fact that she also joined a local swim team with her sister back then. 

How had Debbie lived her life after she split up with her husband?

After she split up with her husband, Debbie and her three kids lived together. 

They created a very strong bond with each other. We can say that Michael, since childhood, has had great connections with the women of his family. 

Well, all of them had to suffer from the neglect behaviour from their father. 

Debbie's daughter also explained that both Michael and Fred had the same personality because they were stubborn, opinionated, and always spoke their heart out. 

This behaviour created lots of butt heads for years between them. It wasn't easy for Debbie to raise kids. 

However, all problems sorted out after her son earned his name and fame. Debbie got an endorsement deal from Chico's, including her clothing line. 

Her son Michael's wedding in New Year's Eve 

Debbie Phelps with her son Michael Phelps with his wife at their wedding reception.
Debbie Phelps with her son Michael Phelps with his wife at their wedding reception. Source: Pinterest

Michael with his partner Nicole first tied the knot in front of five people in their backyard in Tempe, Arizona

Later, they hosted a party in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with 50 guests, including their close family and friends. 

Lastly, they organized a big fat wedding on New Year's Eve at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The bride clad in a form-fitting Julie Vino gown, whereas Michael chose a black tuxedo. 

Other highlights from the event were the decoration, which included a confetti blast, champagne cart, video and photo booth, a six-tiered cake. 

Michael Phelps's childhood journey to become a swimmer

Michael Phelps followed in his sister's footsteps and learned swimming. 

Despite learning, he was afraid to hold his head under the water. 

But later, after watching Tom Malchow and Tom Dolan (swimmers), he decided to become like them one day. 

Therefore, he began his career at Loyola High School pool. After meeting with Bob Bowman (coach), he started on with intense training. Rest is history.

Net worth

Since Debbie's income source isn't given, we can rely on her son, whose total estimated net worth is given as $80 million as of 2021.

Net worth$80 million
Income sourceSwimmer, Athlete


  1. She is 70 years old.

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Updated On Wed Oct 05 2022 Published On Sat Jul 10 2021 By shaumya

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