Ryan Lochte is engaged

Los Angeles - Ryan Lochte is engaged.

The Olympic swimmer got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend, Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid, to marry him over the weekend.

Alongside a picture of the pair kissing on top of the Malibu Canyon in Los Angeles, in which a large diamond ring is placed on his partner's wedding ring finger, Ryan wrote: "Memories forever!!! #thelochtes #LA (sic)"

Memories forever!!! #thelochtes #LA

A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on

The blonde beauty added that she was "speechless" by the adorable proposal.

She commented: "Speechless. Absolutely beautiful. So in love with YOU.(sic)"

Speechless. Absolutely beautiful. So in love with YOU. ??

A photo posted by KAYLA RAE REID (@kaylaraereid) on

The engagement comes a month after the 32-year-old athlete's Dancing With the Stars debut was interrupted when two protesters stormed the stage on 12 September.

However, Ryan wasn't going to let that get in the way of him proposing despite his family thinking it could hurt their relationship.

He previously told USA TODAY Sports: "My family says, 'Don't you think it's a little too soon?' I'm like, 'Can you put a time on love? Can you?'

"When I realised this was 'the one' was when she stuck behind me through this. She still loves me and she's still right there with me."

The pair first clicked in January 2016 when they met at a Los Angeles nightclub.

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