At last! Ryan Lochte has officially confirmed his blossoming romance with ‘Playboy’ model Kayla Reid! The Olympic swimmer has repeatedly denied being in a relationship, but it looks like he’s ready to tell the world about his ‘girlfriend!’
Well, there we have it. Ryan Lochte, 32, has finally confirmed he’s in a relationship! The prized swimmer took to Instagram on Sept. 14, following his controversial appearance on Dancing With The Stars, to acknowledge his loved-ones for their continual encouragement. “I want to thank my family, girlfriend, friends and fans for being so supportive of me after the incident on DWTS Monday night,” he explained. While the sweet sentiments were easy to take notice of, we couldn’t deny being a little in shock by his message. This is the FIRST time Ryan revealed that he’s been swooped up by his “girlfriend,” Playboy Playmate Kayla Rae Reid! Jeah!
Ryan continued to show gratitude to those who stuck by his side. He added, “When I was asked to do the show, the one thing that I kept hearing was that it was like joining a big family. After Monday’s incident, I now know what that means.” In case you haven’t heard, protesters jumped on the stage during his impressive dance routine with Cheryl Burke. Two men were trying to make a statement against the Olympic swimmer, since they felt he shouldn’t have been cast in the show following his infamous 2016 Rio scandal! Luckily, Ryan is focusing on the positive.
Ryan seems to be fully embracing his new relationship status, shortly after denying he had a girlfriend in Aug., during his interview on the Today show. Kayla’s totally been a ride or die chick too, showering him with affection everywhere she goes. The two have definitely been flaunting their relationship on social media as of late, proving Ryan is officially off the market! Following his televised scuffle, the blonde beauty took to Instagram on Sept. 13 to post a sweet snap of them kissing with the caption, “all you need is love.” Too cute!
HollywoodLifers, can YOU believe Ryan Lochte is officially a taken man!? Let us know!