'Love and Hip Hop' star K. Michelle was seen cozying up with Olympic Ryan Lochte in a recent photo, sparking dating rumors.
The R&B singer tweeted her support for the gold medalist, who is currently competing in the 2012 London games, with a special nickname. "OK ITS GOING DOWN THE 2012 OLYMPICS JUST STARTED AND MY POOH @ryanlochte IS ABOUT TO KICK A--. SO PROUD OF U. LUV YA," K. Michelle tweeted.
After Lochte snagged the gold medal Saturday men's 400-meter individual medley, the reality chick posted more praise. "And let the whip a-- begin @ryanlochte wins his first gold medal . I'm so f----- proud of u!!!!!"
Since then snapshots of the pair at the 2011 NBA All-Star game have been released showing their close friendship, the Christian Post reports. Lochte's mother Ileana, however, denies her son being romantically involved with anyone.
"He's so warmhearted that I don't think he'd want to have a relationship with somebody...It just wouldn't be fair to the girl," Ileana told Us Magazine. "He doesn't have the time."
UPDATE: K. Michelle says they're just friends!