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There are plenty of fish in the sea, but Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is officially no longer one of them! The Olympian is engaged to his girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid, after popping the question over the weekend. So did Lochte choose an engagement ring for his sweetheart that could reveal the shine of his six gold medals? Definitely! And it's scoring straight tens from these judges!
Like he does through an Olympic-sized swimming pool, Lochte definitely picked up the pace in this relationship. Lochte and Reid, a Playboy model, only started dating a mere nine months ago after meeting in January. But after Lochte's sweetheart stood by his side during his much-publicized Rio scandal, the girl won the gold when it came to the Olympian's heart. "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 told USA Today just less than a week before popping the question. "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."
"From the very first time I met her, everything has like clicked,'" Lochte continued. "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." And propose he did!
In the just-too-sweet snapshots, Lochte and Reid are seen embracing in that post- popped question bliss. "Memories forever!!! #thelochtes #LA," Lochte captioned his photo. "Speechless. Absolutely beautiful. So in love with YOU," Reid wrote beside hers. Meanwhile, we're struck speechless by Reid's new bridal bling!
From the looks of it, it seems that her engagement ring totes a princess-cut or cushion-cut diamond on a sleek silver band. While we can't wait to get a closer look, we're already shielding our eyes from the sparkle from all the way over here. In our humble opinion, this bling is even better than any old gold medal!