Phelps' Gal Pal Meets Mom
Girlfriend spends Thanksgiving with fam
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2008 6:30 AM CST
Michael Phelps, a 14-time Olympic gold medalist, returns to the United States and to help introduce NYC children to swimming at the YMCA of Greater New York on August 28, 2008 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Olympic champion Michael Phelps brought his latest prize home: his girlfriend spent Thanksgiving with the family in Baltimore, People reports. The pair met in Vegas, where Phelps is practicing for the World Series of Poker and his gal pal works as a cocktail waitress. The Olympic sensation says the card game gives him an outlet for “some of my competitiveness," but he obviously has more than one focus in Sin City.