Ryan Lochte is turning his frown upside down with the help of a new friend. HollywoodLife.com can exclusively reveal that ‘Dancing With The Stars’ pro Cheryl Burke has got the shamed Olympic swimmer laughing again after being handed a ten month ban for his role in the Rio scandal. We have all the details.
Dancing With The Stars champ Cheryl Burke has put a skip back in Ryan Lochte’s step, as the pair get ready to try and win this season’s ‘Mirror Ball’ trophy on ABC’s hit show. Cheryl has been putting the ‘bad boy’ through his paces and she’s got him dancing to her beat!
“Cheryl has been helping him get over his recent swimming ban while the pair have been training in Studio City (Los Angeles) for the show,”a source tells HollywoodLife.com. “She is always in a good mood and she’s got Ryan smiling again. He love’s training with her and is determined to do well.”
Two-time DWTS winner Cheryl is proving to be no push-over for Ryan whose career took a turn for the worse after his Brazilian shenanigans back-fired big time. He was banned for 10 months by the US Olympic Committee for his part in the Rio gas station fiasco that involved three other swimmers.
As the world seemingly turned against Ryan he has found a new friend in Cheryl and just at the perfect time too! “Cheryl has been a cheerleader for him recently and he really appreciates that plus he’s enjoying learning how to dance professionally as well,” the source continues. “Both the competition and meeting Cheryl have come at just the right time for him.”
Clearly, Cheryl combined with dancing have been a great tonic for the Olympic gold medalist. It could be that Ryan will find redemption and forgiveness on the dance floor with Cheryl leading him on the right path.
HollywoodLifers, are you rooting for Cheryl and Ryan on Dancing With The Stars? Does he deserve a second chance? Leave your comments below.