Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has not slowed down since Rio this past summer: He joined this season of Dancing with the Stars and proposed to girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid last month. Unfortunately, the swimmer was voted off the Halloween episode, but he told People that he has no regrets about his DWTS experience. Now, all of his focus will be on planning a wedding with Reid.
"Now that the show is over for me I can sit down, take a deep breath, and start thinking about the wedding," Lochte told People. "That's what we're going to be doing for the next nine months, 10 months, or however long until our wedding date."
Lochte met Reid, a Playboy model, in a nightclub in January of this year and has been crazy about her since. With his scandal at the Olympics, their relationship was tested, but Reid showed her loyalty. "When I realized this was 'the one' was when she stuck behind me through this," he told USA Today.
Lochte took some time out of his DWTS rehearsals to get down on one knee on October 9th; Reid was utterly surprised and said yes. After getting voted off the show, Lochte said, "No matter how hard people knock me down, I can still get up and keep fighting no matter what. Just keep moving forward and staying positive." That's the right mindset to have when planning a wedding, too, Lochte!