Lately, Ryan Lochte has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. First, it was the colossal lie that Lochte and his fellow Team U.S.A swimmers cooked up, to cover up a run-in with Brazillian police officers. As of Monday, Lochte was in the news again, after two protestors stormed the stage of Dancing with the Stars after his performance and caused a commotion, pushing Lochte and his dance partner, before security escorted them out. Despite his frequent controversies, the handsome 12-time Olympic medalist has a devoted fan following, who are always interested in knowing who Ryan Lochte is dating now. Here is everything you need to know about Ryan Lochte’s dating timeline:
#1 Kayla Rae Reid
32-year-old Lochte has been dating the 25-year-old Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid, since March 2016. It has been rumored that the couple met on the popular dating app, Tinder. The lovebirds frequently post photographs together of their private time on Instagram, making kissing faces at each other. The adorable couple looks very much in love, and Reid has even met Lochte’s mother! It definitely looks like Lochte is hell-bent on changing his party boy image and seems to be settling down in a serious relationship. Let’s wait to see how long this one lasts!
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#2 Carmen Electra
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In 2013, it was rumored that Lochte had a fling with 44-year-old Carmen Electra, after the two went on a surprise date on his reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? Lochte had admitted to having a huge crush on the former Playboy model, best-known for her role on Baywatch. After the shoot, the paparazzi photographed the couple kissing and embracing outside a bar in California. No one knows what happened after that fateful night, but in an interview back then, Lochte admitted, “I definitely want a relationship. I want to give a certain someone my heart. I mean, I just gotta find the right girl.”
#3 Blair Evans
Back in 2012, Lochte was linked to his fellow swimmer, Blaire Evans. The media went into a frenzy linking the Australian swimmer with her rival Lochte. The two were spotted “cozying up” and indulging in some underwater hand touching and flirting. In an interview, Lochte dispelled all the rumors of their hook-up explaining, “I know [Blair], I’ve known her for a while. She’s a good friend of mine, and I haven’t seen her in a year, so I was excited to see her. So, those pictures that you guys got, it may have come off like that’s my romance for the Olympics, but it’s not like that. It’s a great friend that I’m just excited to see.” Well, we’ll never know what transpired between the two Olympians, but they would have definitely made a good-looking couple!
#4 Olivia Culpo
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In September 2012, Lochte was rumored to be in a relationship with former Miss USA, Olivia Culpo. They stunning couple made many public appearances together at events like New York Fashion Week and even posed for the paparazzi. They met at fashion designer, Brian Atwood’s party and instantly hit it off. Alas, their romance fizzled out as quickly as it started and the pair went their separate ways.
#5 K. Michelle
Hardly a month before Lochte was linked to Culpo, he was romantically linked to rapper, K. Michelle. In 2012, Michelle stated in an old video of Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta, that she used to date a white boy who was a swimmer. The couple was speculated to be secretly dating in 2011, but broke up soon after. Ryan Lochte’s mother wasn’t too keen on him being in a relationship, either. In an interview with Us Weekly, she said, “He’s so warmhearted that I don’t think he’d want to have a relationship with somebody…It just wouldn’t be fair to the girl.” She added that, “He doesn’t have the time.” Information about the pair’s relationship is scarce, since it seems they kept their love away from the prying eyes of the media, but it’s safe to say it didn’t last long!