It looks like 2016 will be a great year for Ryan Lochte after all.
Yesterday (Oct. 9, 2016), Lochte proposed to his girlfriend of less than a year, former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid. Lochte took to Instagram to share the exciting news, posting a picture of him kissing his new fiancée on top of a mountain with her massive sparkler in full view. “Memories forever!!! #thelochtes #LA,” he captioned the photo.
Reid shared a similar photo, writing, “Speechless. Absolutely beautiful. So in love with YOU. ❤️”
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The couple met just earlier this year at a nightclub, but Reid stood by Lochte’s side during his Rio Olympics scandal, which proved to the Olympian that there is a love that will last.
“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?'” Lochte revealed to USA Today Sports. “When I realized this was ‘the one’ was when she stuck behind me through this. She still loves me and she’s still right there with me.”