The rest of the world has been busy calling Michael Phelps things like "the greatest swimmer ever" or even "the greatest Olympian of all time" after his record-breaking performance at the London Olympics, but model/actress Megan Rossee has another nickname for the U.S. swimmer.

Based on a recent tweet, Rossee calls him "Bear." This pet nickname may be worth noting as Rossee is Phelps' current girlfriend according to reports by E! News and various outlets. E! cites an unnamed source in reporting on the relationship but Rossee's Twitter timeline is full of evidence that the two are close.



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good luck tonight bear “@MichaelPhelps: Last prelim swim complete... 2 big ones tonight... Nap time now...”


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this probably will get lost in your tweets but since i cant text i miss you and cant wait to spend time with you for real xo

After tweeting that she was in London for the Olympics and retweeting a message from Phelps, Rossee tweeted an Instragram image of her and her supposed beau with an impressive array of Olympic hardware.

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RadarOnline also reports that Rossee and Phelps are an item, revealing the pair met while Rossee was working at a nightclub in Hollywood.

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Phelps' previous relationship ended shortly before Christmas in 2011, according to the New York Post, when he split from Nicole Johnson, a former Miss California. Johnson had accompanied Phelps, and his mother, to the 2011 World Championships during another relationship that was kept secret for a time.

A brief look at Phelps' Twitter timeline during the Olympics isn't as helpful as Rossee's in trying to confirm the relationship. He retweets and mentions several fellow Olympians, professional athletes and various prominent person ranging from rapper Lil Wayne to President Obama. There isn't a recent mention of Rossee.

At a quick glance, none of the other people who appear in his timeline refer to Phelps as "bear."

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2008 file photo, United States' Michael Phelps reacts as he wins gold in the final of the men's 100-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2004 file photo, Michael Phelps, of the United States, smiles with his gold medal after setting a world record in the 400-meter individual medley at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Michael Phelps, of the United States, swims in a qualifying heat of the 200-meter butterfly at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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    FILE - This combination of photos shows United States' Michael Phelps holding each of his eight gold medals after (top, left to right) the 400m individual medley, 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, (bottom, left to right) 4 x 200m freestyle relay, 200m individual medley, 100m butterfly and the 4x100-meter medley relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. (AP Photo, File)

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    FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2008 file photo, Michael Phelps celebrates the gold medal victory in the men's 4x100-metre final at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2004 file photo, Michael Phelps, of the United States, jumps off the blocks enroute to winning gold in the final of the 400 meter individual medley at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

  • FILE - In this July 31, 2012 file photo, United States' Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal for the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2004 file photo, Michael Phelps of the U.S. reacts after finishing in a semifinal heat of the 200m freestyle at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark, (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

  • United States' swimmer Michael Phelps smiles as he wears his gold medal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • United States swimmer Michael Phelps acknowledges fans after winning a gold medal in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2008 file photo, United States' Michael Phelps celebrates after winning his 8th gold medal after the men's 4x100-meter medley relay final during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

  • United States' Michael Phelps swims in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as any other Olympian, and his total of 22 medals is easily the best mark.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Members of the United States team Matthew Grevers, left, Michael Phelps, middle and Brendan Hansen celebrates as Nathan Adrian finishes in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • United States' Michael Phelps prepares to swim in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Phelps pushed the United States in front to win the medley relay Saturday in the final swimming event of the London Games, after which he is retiring. He leaves the sport with a record 18 golds and 22 medals overall. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • United States' men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay team from left, Matthew Grevers, Michael Phelps and Brendan Hansen shake hands with teammate Nathan Adrian after winning the gold medal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Phelps pushed the United States in front to win the medley relay Saturday in the final swimming event of the London Games, after which he is retiring.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • United States' swimmer Michael Phelps holds up a silver trophy after being honored as the most decorated Olympian at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)