Eleven-time medalist and affable reality television star Ryan Lochte has turned heads before at the Olympics. The 32-year-old U.S. swimmer often draws attention for his antics or soliloquies, his recently revealed Tinder account, or the five times he’s claimed a gold medal or world record.
While Lochte could pick up another gold in the men’s 200-meter individual medley on Wednesday or other relay races with Team USA later this week, he’s also expected to grab some attention with his newly reported girlfriend, Playboy playmate Kayla Rae Reid.
To little surprise, social media is how the public is learning about Lochte's personal life. Last weekend, he shared a Snapchat with followers that showed him seated with Reid in a restaurant booth.
In May, US Weekly reported Lochte and Reid were dating, with Reid's Instagram account providing a glimpse into their relationship. She has posted a pair of pictures from Rio in recent days, and in June provided a picture of her wearing a "Lochte 16" shirt while next to a large picture of him with the caption that reads, "Go Lochte GO."
According to her Playboy profile, the 25-year-old Reid was born in Virginia but moved to Palm Springs, California, when she was 10. She became a “Monster Girl” model for Monster Energy and eventually was named Miss July 2015 in Playboy.
Prior to dating Reid, Lochte had reportedly dated sixth-grade teacher and soccer coach Amanda Sauer last year.