He’s no stranger to the spotlight as the greatest decorated Olympian in history. But on Monday the focus shifted from Michael Phelps achievements in the pool to the new lady-love by his side.
After being spotted in a London nightclub together, it emerged that the woman in question was Megan Rossee, an aspiring model and actress he has been dating since January.
And almost as if his was a strategically planned PR maneuver, after the world discovered their relationship, hours later the pair walked the red carpet as a couple for the very first time at a Speedo-sponsored event.
The inevitable question that first springs to mind surrounds whether Rossee is just in it for fame? Trawling her Twitter account, she has almost flagged up the fact the pair have been dating, wishing him luck, telling him she misses him.
And, on Sunday night during their outing, she tried to hold on to her boyfriend’s arm as he waved at photographers, almost as if, she was beckoning for them to be outed as a couple.
Radar Online claims friends fear Phelps is headed for heartbreak, with a source telling the site, “like any young girl hoping to make it in Hollywood, she’s ambitious and knows that by associating herself with Michael she will get a lot of press herself.”
“She’s desperate for her own fame – her career has been a slow-burner but this will certainly accelerate it.
“Michael adores everything about Megan, she’s athletic, makes him laugh and she’s obviously drop dead gorgeous. But what happens when the buzz of the Olympics dies down and life goes back to normal? Will she want to date a retired swimmer?”
She, herself, acknowledged her own ambitions on her Model Mayhem profile, saying, “I love what I do and hope to further my career as a model as well as a performer, so if you are interested in working with me, send me a message!”
But if Phelps plans on settling down with the stunning blonde and having a family, he better put a pause on it for the foreseeable future.
Posting a picture of herself pushing a baby carriage on Instagram in June. “Haha,” she joked. “Maaaybe 5-10 years down the road.”
What do you think? Is she in it for love or fame and fortune? Let us know.
Watch their red carpet debut here…