The swimmer has excellent taste in engagement rings.
Ryan Lochte and Kayla Rae Reid Engagement Photo
Credit: Kayla Rae Reid via Instagram

U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte has been keeping busy after Rio with his latest stint on Dancing with the Stars. Little did we know, he's been planning something big in his free time-a proposal to girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid!

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The swimmer took to Instagram on Sunday night with a surprising announcement. Keeping cool, he wrote a simple "Memories forever!!!" in the caption, but we all know what that stunning rock means.

According to Reid's Instagram, both the proposal and the ring were a surprise. "Speechless. Absolutely beautiful." wrote the former Playboy model in her post, showcasing the engagement from another (gorgeous) angle.

From Reid's Instagram check-in, it looks like it all went down in Malibu Canyon, a scenic, mountainous escape in Los Angeles.

The pair have been dating since the start of this year, having met in a nightclub in January. And in a recent USA Today interview, Lochte made his intentions clear.

On the prospect of proposing, Lochte admitted familial concerns about the relationship's speed. "I'm like, 'Can you put a time on love?'" the athlete allegedly responded.

After his scandal at the 2016 Olympics, the dance competition contestant knew the strength of his relationship. "When I realized this was 'the one' was when she stuck behind me through this."

"From the very first time I met her, everything has like clicked,'" Lochte told USA Today pre-engagement. "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."

Congrats to the happy couple, and fingers crossed there'll be a television-worthy dance routine at the wedding.


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