'So in love with you': Ryan Lochte gets engaged to Playmate Kayla Rae Reid after nine months of dating
Ryan Lochte is engaged to Kayla Rae Reid after less than one year together.
The pair, who started dating in January, announced the happy news as they shared separate Instagram posts on Sunday evening.
Ryan posted a snapshot which showed Kayla flashing her huge diamond engagement ring as she placed a hand on his cheek and kissed him.
Exciting news!: Ryan Lochte announced his engagement to Kayla Rae Reid on Sunday
The 32-year-old disgraced Olympian appeared to have popped the question while he and Kayla watched the sunset in Malibu Canyon.
They were both dressed in formal attire, with Ryan in a blue suit and the 25-year-old Playmate in a tight green dress.
He captioned the post: 'Memories forever!!! #thelochtes #LA.'
Kayla shared her own version of the picture, which was taken at a different angle, with the caption: 'Speechless. Absolutely beautiful. So in love with YOU.'
Dazzling: It seems the 32-year-old popped the question with a huge diamond sparkler as they watched the sunset in Malibu
The happy couple have been together since January, according to Ryan, and in May he shared a photo of Kayla meeting his mother Ileana.
Last week, Ryan claimed they met in a Los Angeles club on January 22 and started dating three days later.
He also told USA Today that he is ready to settle down with Kayla, after she supported him through the scandal which was sparked by him lying about being the victim of an armed robbery during the summer's Rio Olympics.
Ryan explained: '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?"
Whirlwind romance: According to Ryan, the pair started dating in January after meeting in a club
'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. '
Speaking to DailyMail.com in August, the Olympian's stunning model girlfriend had hinted that they met on dating app Tinder.
'He was on Tinder. I might be on Tinder,' Kayla said with a smile. 'That's all I'm going to say about it.'
Kayla travelled to Rio to cheer on Ryan during the Olympics, but he played down their romance and claimed he was 'active' and 'available' on Tinder.
That was fast: The disgraced Olympian confirmed he had moved in with the 25-year-old Playmate just over two weeks ago
However the athlete now regularly declares his love for the blonde bombshell on social media, and revealed that they had moved in together just over two weeks ago.
The swimmer was discussing the support he received after he was rushed by protesters when making his Dancing With The Stars debut.
'Especially my girlfriend, because I'm living with her now,' he told People. 'She's definitely just been so supportive.
'And my mom is calling me non-stop. I'm like, "Mom, stop calling me! I'm OK. I'm OK." She's like, "I'm just making sure you're OK!"'
Ryan is still in the dancing competition with Cheryl Burke as his partner, and is about to go into week five.
Still in the competition: Ryan and partner Cheryl Burke are about to go into week five of Dancing With The Stars
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