Kobe Bryant and Australian Swimmer Stephanie Rice’s Olympic Date Fuels Romance Reports
Bryan, 33, was spotted taking in the action of the Woman’s Cycling event Tuesday with Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice, 24.
Photographed laughing and chatting throughout the track cycling event, the two athletes certainly looked like they enjoy each other’s company.
The Australia press has been whispering about the couple since last month after Rice took to Twitter to talk about meeting Bryant. What did Rice say that started the rumors?
Rumors about the pair started after the swimmer posted a photo of herself with the basketballer on July 20.
First piccy with a “star” going to be hard to beat… Kobeinstagr.am/p/NS79bsEQSw/
— Stephanie Rice (@ItsStephRice) July 20, 2012
To mark their first meeting, Bryant and Rice even exchanged gifts. Bryant gave Rice a pair of signed sneakers saying, “To Stephanie, be epic.” And the young swimmer gave the basketballer two swim caps according to the Daily Telegraph.