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The 2012 Olympics gave us plenty of gifts: drama, excitement, and candidly, plenty of traffic. As the months post Olympics have passed, the focus on the Olympians has begun to fade away,
When the swimming world hosted their Annual awards, the Goggle Awards, we were rewarded by seeing some of our favorite Olympians out of the pool for once. We saw Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin were the big winners, but the 2012 Golden Goggle Awards gave us one more gift: Ryan Lochte's girlfriend Rachel Garrison. The couple showed up arm in arm on the red carpet for the Goggle Awards answering the question many had after the London Games about the creator of "Jeah."
Not much is known about Rachel besides the unsurprising fact that she is a model. Rumors persist online that the couple have been dating for a few months, which leaves very little room for error since we knew that he was single during the 2012 Games. There are a few sites online which claim anonymous sources indicating that Lochte is ready to give up his bachelor tendencies. Any suggestion to Lochte calming down is major news considering the tear this kid has been on since leaving London.
Good luck, Rachel!
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Well this isn't the way Valentine's Day is supposed to go.
2012 London Olympic hero and inspirational double amputee Oscar Pistorius, also known as Blade Runner, is accused of murdering Reeva Steenkamp, who also happens to be Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend. The South African model Steenkamp, allegedly went into Pistorius' home between 4 and 5am to prepare his Valentine's Day surprise, when Pistorius allegedly shot her four times, including the hand and head. Initial reports indicated that Pistorius told police he thought Steenkamp was a burglar breaking into his home.
A New York Times profile on Pistorius in January of 2012 discussed Pistorius' firearm enthusiasm at length. The piece recounted a story of Pistorius taking a gun to confront someone he assumed to be breaking into his home after his security system went off. This turned out to be a false alarm, and no one was actually in the home, however does demonstrate this wouldn't be the first time he'd done this if his version of events is proven true.
Additional reports have come to light following the death of Steenkamp which outlines that there have been repeated calls to the Pistorius address in recent months, reporting to calls of "allegations of a domestic nature." While the media world went abuzz with the third most insane sports story of 2013 (behind Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o), there are more reports of a darker side to Pistorius. Blade runner is alleged to have threatened to break the legs of a man he accused of cheating with his then girlfriend (who was not Reeva Steenkamp, but another woman who was reportedly 18 years old).
Reeva Steenkamp was a model whose Twitter bio read, "SA Model, Cover Girl, Tropika Island of Treasure Celeb Contestant, Law Graduate, Child of God." Her enthusiasm for Valentine's Day was evident with a Tweet on February 13 reading, "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay"
Reeva Steenkamp was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and was 29 years old.
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Michael Phelps seems determined to put together a dating resume commensurate with his resume in the pool. After being linked to model Megan Rossee right after his 2012 Olympic games, it appears Phelps has moved on to his next target. This time, looks like Michael Phelps girlfriend is Jasmine Waltz, who is apparently no stranger to dating famous men.
Hollywoodscoop.com broke the story that Phelps is now dating Hollywood area waitress Waltz. Waltz has been linked to A through D listers. Hollywoodscoop.com sums things up saying:
She [Waltz] is an aspiring actress and has dated, hooked up with, or has been linked to David Arquette, Zac Efron, Chris Pine, Ryan Seacrest, Jesse McCartney, Doug Reinhardt and Vinny from “The Jersey Shore.” And those are just the easily Google-able guys, there are probably more secret hook-ups.
So the most famous (and maybe only famous) Ravens fan in the world is gearing up for Super Bowl festivities with a new side piece. Nice work Phelps. You keep us on our toes and always give us new fodder for updated posts. We expect this one to run it's course by March Madness. Enjoy it while you can, Michael!