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Olympian Ryan Lochte is engaged to Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid.

The athlete turned model and reality TV star popped the question on Sunday evening (October 9) as he and Kayla stood at the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean in Malibu, California.

Sharing a snap on Instagram of him and his new fiancee kissing shortly after she agreed to be his wife, Ryan, 32, wrote: "Memories forever!!!#thelochtes #LA."

Kayla then shared her own picture of the moment, flashing her huge diamond ring as she pulled her husband-to-be in for another smooch.

“Speechless. Absolutely beautiful. So in love with YOU," she captioned her picture.

It is unclear how long the couple have been dating, as Ryan continued to deny their romance even when Kayla traveled out to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to watch him compete in the Olympics there this summer.

However, Kayla's support proved much needed during the scandal that overshadowed Ryan's performance at the Olympics.

During the games, Ryan told U.S. team officials and reporters he and three fellow American swimmers were mugged at gunpoint by thugs dressed as cops in Brazil, prompting a major investigation.

It was later determined Ryan and his teammates were apprehended by security guards at a Rio de Janeiro gas station following an alleged vandalism report.

The six-time gold medalist apologized for telling tall tales, but that wasn't enough for officials at the U.S. Olympic Committee, who suspended him from competitive swimming for 10 months.

The other three swimmers involved in the Rio incident also received suspensions.

Following the scandal, during which Kayla stood by her man, Ryan revealed that the couple had moved in together.


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