Ryan Lochte has been dating model girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid and has officially asked her to marry him. Lochte currently is competing on Dancing With the Stars and Reid has been supporting him in his journey. For all the details on the couple’s engagement and the woman who captured the Olympian’s heart, read on below.
UPDATE: Lochte and Reid are expecting their first child together and announced the news on each of their Instagram pages. Their announcement came with photos showing Lochte and Reid in a pool with Lochte kissing her stomach.
1. The Couple Announced Their Engagement Via Instagram
Reid and Lochte started dating in January 2016, according to Daily Mail, and the couple became engaged yesterday, Sunday, October 9, 2016. Both Lochte and his fiancee posted photos to celebrate the news on Instagram as they appeared to be watching the sunset in Malibu Canyon when the proposal happened.
2. Reid Has Publicly Supported Her Man Through His Rio Scandal and DWTS Attack
This past year has been rough for Lochte, who got caught up in a robbery scandal when he was in Rio for the Olympics. He then went on Dancing With the Stars and was nearly attacked by protesters during the premiere episode. When Lochte spoke with People about the support his was getting from his family after the incidents, he said:
Especially my girlfriend, because I’m living with her now. She’s definitely just been so supportive. And my mom is calling me non-stop. I’m like, ‘Mom, stop calling me! I’m okay. I’m okay.’ She’s like, ‘I’m just making sure you’re okay!’ The love that they’re showing has definitely really helped,” he continued. “I’m not the one to quit so I’m not going to quit. I’m going to keep my head up and keep going.
According to Daily Mail, when Lochte’s Rio scandal went down, Reid told a TMZ cameraman that she will always support him.
3. Lochte’s Fiancee Was a Playmate
Kayla Rae Reid is a sexy model and even a playmate. You can also find hot videos and photos of her on websites like Xerotica.
4. According to Lochte, He Knew Reid Was His Soulmate When They Met
After Lochte met Reid, he reached out to her on Instagram. He gushed to USA Today about meeting his love and knowing that she was “the one.” Lochte stated:
From the very first time I met her, everything has like clicked.’ That’s why I know I can propose to her because everything that’s happened and she’s been keeping me so positive. She doesn’t care about my fame. She doesn’t care about anything. All she cares about is me being happy.
5. Lochte’s Family Has Voiced that It’s Too Soon for the Couple to Marry
In a previous interview with USA Today, Lochte talked about Reid and how they met at a Los Angeles club called Bootsy Bellows on January 22, 2016, only to start dating just three days later. He also talked about wanting to settle down with Reid, saying:
My family says, ‘Don’t you think it’s a little too soon?’ I’m like, ’Can you put a time on love? Can you?’ When I realized this was ‘the one’ was when she stuck behind me through this.
The couple has been dating for just nine months.