It was quite the day for Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, who married paralegal Johnny Chaillot under the sunlit sky of Malibu on Saturday. As PEOPLE Magazine reports on October 13, it was an amazing day for the newlywed couple.
Louganis and Chaillot began dating in 2012 after finding each other on the online dating side Match.com. The Olympic diver fell for Chaillot and decided to dive into marriage when the two became engaged this past April.
The 53-year-old Louganis told PEOPLE that the day was representative of their journey together.
“It was amazing because I have so many people from all facets of my life here tonight and they are all here and celebrating it is all wonderful.”
Although they have been together for just a short time, it already feels like a lifetime for the newly married groom.
“It has been an incredible journey. I feel like we’ve been through a lifetime in a very short time.”
Greg Louganis and Johnny Chaillot have just begun to turn the pages of their new chapter together. In front of 160 guests, the two shared their vows and made their promises in marriage but the two took the opportunity to give back.
Instead of a traditional wedding registry, the couple has asked that donations be made to the Human Rights Campaign and Mending Kids International.
It has been a long journey for Louganis and it is great to see him enjoy such a joyous moment in his life rich with a golden smile.