The Olympian has officially gone Hollywood…
It didn’t take long for the American swimmer to make good on his promise to go “L.A.” Shortly after his return to the States following his gold medal performance in the London Games, Ryan Lochte has been spotted hanging out with none other than Joan Rivers...In a fountain.
Why exactly is Ryan Lochte paling around with Joan Rivers, you ask? We were wondering the same thing!
No, he’s not trying to compete with the Michael Phelps’ recent high-profile girlfriend news. A source tells Hollyscoop that this unorthodox duo was “just for a ‘Fashion Police’ segment.”
A tweet from Rivers herself help confirm the report…
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) August 15, 2012
Photos reveal Ryan and Joan smiling together – or at least we think Joan is smiling – outside on a summer day in the Los Angeles sun. Cameras film as they appear to be playing with water and splashing the unlucky onlookers.
Joan wears a heavy black coat, doing its best to help her look less tiny next to the toned superstar. Ryan Lochte sports his typical public garb… No shirt and a bathing suit (though he skipped the cap this time around).
In one shot, Ryan dries off with a towel, making us think that there were some laps involved in the segment. As long as Joan doesn’t strip down to a bikini, then we’re cool..
The non-Olympic camera time will hopefully help prep Lochte for his anticipated cameo role on an upcoming episode of “90210.” He will play a visitor at a resort that Naomi Clark and Josh Zuckerman’s characters AnnaLynne McCord and Max Miller visit to help rebuild their on screen relationship.
Who needs the Olympics, anyway? All that’s left is for Lochte to be the next guest “American Idol” judge…