Ryan Lochte got some pointers from his professional model fiancée during his week 7 Dancing with the Stars rehearsal.
Although the Olympian has mastered his swimming pool game face, pro partner Cheryl Burke thought he needed some help with his sexy face for their 90s rumba, which was choreographed to the tunes of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” for Eras week. And who better to call than the Playboy model?
“Hi hun,” a surprised Lochte, 32, said to Reid, 25, as she popped into the dancing duo’s rehearsal earlier in the week.
“Ryan can be very goofy, so this is going to be a struggle for him trying to be serious,” Reid explained to viewers of her fiancé.
And to show Reid just what she had to work on with Lochte, Burke asked the athlete to show off both his “sensual face” and “sexy face,” which the pro dancer deemed the “same face.”
“Well that’s all I got!” Lochte explained with a laugh. While Burke thought his faces needed some help, Reid was convinced: “I think you’re sexy babe.”
“Do you really?” Lochte asked Reid, who he proposed to with a giant diamond ring on Oct. 9.
“I really do,” Reid responded.
Lochte added of being engaged to his bride-to-be: “Getting engaged has been amazing. Kayla has stuck by my side through everything. I am seriously the luckiest guy in the world.”
Although Lochte worked on improving his “sexy face” and had the support of his fiancée in the audience on Monday night, he’ll need to work on increasing his overall scores if he proceeds into week 8. After performing their rumba, the judges awarded Lochte and Burke with a 28/40, which was one of the lowest scores of the night.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.