Ryan Lochte, Cheryl Burke “Dancing With The Stars” Love Triangle With Kayla Rae Reid?

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Ryan Lochte Cheryl Burke Love Triangle

By Shari Weiss


Ryan Lochte Cheryl Burke Love Triangle

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Is Ryan Lochte in a love triangle? A report claims he’s caught between “Dancing with the Stars” partner Cheryl Burke and girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid. Gossip Cop looked into the allegation.

The story comes from the current issue of Life & Style, which features the headline, “DWTS’ Cheryl Gets Flirty With Ryan.” The accompanying piece says, “He’s been home from Rio de Janeiro for just a few weeks, and already Ryan Lochte is in another sticky situation.” The magazine explains, “On the new season of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ the disgraced Olympic swimmer’s very single dance partner, Cheryl Burke, ‘has been getting very flirty with Ryan,'” and Reid “isn’t too happy about it.”

“Cheryl asked if Kayla was going to be staying in L.A. while Ryan is training for ‘DWTS,’ and Kayla replied, ‘Of course, Ryan wants me to stay,'” claims a so-called “insider,” who alleges Reid then became “territorial” and was “showering Ryan with PDA.” Since then, notes the supposed source, “Kayla’s been coming to Ryan’s dance rehearsals.” But, adds the alleged tipster, Lochte “loves having all of the attention of two beautiful women.”

Except, Burke isn’t competing for Lochte’s affections. She’s focused on winning the Mirror Ball, and knows that it takes a successful partnership to do so. That’s where her interest in the athlete lies, and it can be best summed up as a blossoming friendship.

There is no love triangle with Reid, and Burke isn’t intentionally getting in the way of the model’s relationship with Lochte. A rep for the pro dancer even exclusively tells Gossip Cop that the “flirting” claim is “false.”

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