Ryan Lochte may be in hot water with the global sporting community — and maybe everyone else — but one person who is still on his side is his girlfriend, Kayla Rae Reid. Following the Team USA Olympic swimmer’s debacle in Rio de Janeiro, he has been sticking close to his lady.
The two were together last week when Lochte told Matt Lauer he “over-exaggerated” the robbery story and took responsibility for his actions. Reid was in Brazil supporting her boyfriend who took home the gold in the 4×200 meter freestyle relay.
Although she continues to make appearances by her man’s side, some do not know much about Reid. Below are five facts about Lochte’s girlfriend.
1. Reid is a Playboy Playmate
Not only is she a part of the Playboy family but Reid was named Playmate of the Month in July 2015.
2. She is an active Instagram user
Like most users, Reid shares random moments of her life on the popular mobile app. However, she also shares bits and pieces of her relationship with Lochte. The model wished her beau a happy birthday and has posted several other photos referencing to their romance.
3. Reid met Lochte on Tinder
Back in July, the eleven-time medalist revealed that he was using the dating app Tinder. In March, Reid admitted that the two met on Tinder and developed a relationship.
4. She was a 'Monster Girl'
Reid was born in Virginia but moved to Palm Springs, California, at the age of 10. She eventually became a “Monster Girl” model for Monster Energy drink and later transitioned into a Playmate.
5. Reid knows Lochte’s parents
During the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the swimmer shared a Snapchat photo of himself posing with his girlfriend and his parents, according to People. Back in May, Lochte shared a photo of the couple along with his mother grabbing dinner.
The athlete has yet to announce whether he has deleted his Tinder account now that he is in a relationship.