Swimming on cloud nine! Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte announced in a post to Instagram on Wednesday, December 14, that he and his fiancée, Kayla Rae Reid, are expecting their first baby together. Find out more in the video above, and detailed below!
“My Christmas gift came early this year, can’t wait for next year!” the 32-year-old athlete captioned the stunning image, in which he is seen floating underwater while kissing Reid’s exposed tummy. “Best news I’ve ever received #CLOUD9 #excited #family #love #2017.”
In the image, Reid, 25, rests her hands on Lochte’s head as she shows off her curves in a dark-colored bikini. In an interview with Us in October, Reid told Us that her main man “wants kids really badly,” and that kids came up in one of their “early conversations.”
“It’s another thing we have in common: We both want kids, we want to create a family of our own, and I think that’s something that’s really important to us as well,” Lochte told Us at the time.
The pair excitedly announced their engagement just two months ago, sharing romantic photos on each of their Instagram accounts to mark the occasion.
“Memories forever!!! #thelochtes #LA” the 12-time Olympic medalist captioned a photo that showed the couple kissing on a trail overlooking the Pacific Ocean as Reid displayed her new engagement ring.
“Speechless,” the Playboy model captioned her own image. “Absolutely beautiful. So in love with YOU.”
Shortly after their engagement, Lochte told Us that Reid has been his source of support through tough times this past year, including the Olympian’s much-publicized Rio robbery debacle.
“She’s stuck behind me this whole entire time when I was at my darkest point and she was my rock,” he told Us backstage at Dancing With the Stars. “That’s when I knew, I’m not letting this one go!”
“We’re not going to hurry up and get married really quick,” he added. “We want to plan out everything, make sure it’s perfect, and I want to be there for her with all the flowers and everything, all the planning, because I want to be a part of it!”
Though Lochte kept the pair’s relationship largely under wraps during his bid for Olympic gold this past summer, a source confirmed to Us back in May that the duo was more than just friends. And before that, in March, Lochte hinted at his relationship with Reid during an exclusive interview with Us.
“I could never, no!” he said of dating a fellow Olympian. “I mean, I just never really tried to go out and date. It just kind of happened, but now that I have someone it is stability and it is nice. It’s also really nice having someone who isn’t all into swimming and doesn’t really know much.”
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