may be famous for his record breaking 22 gold medals, but it’s his love life that’s making waves these days. Phelps made a public appearance with model girlfriend Megan Rossee at a Speedo event on Monday and had the media going crazy trying to get a glimpse of the blonde bombshell.
The pair has already sparked media debates with some saying Rossee is only in it for the fame factor. Indeed, her popularity has skyrocketed ever since she stepped out with Phelps on the red carpet.
If one is to take by RadarOnline.com, Rossee, a 5 ‘9” blonde beauty, is an aspiring model/actress in Los Angeles and using Phelps as means to make her popularity graph rise.
"Michael is like a puppy dog around Megan -- he's completely in love with her," a source reportedly told RadarOnline. "However, 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."
The source added, "She's desperate for her own fame -- her career has been a slow-burner, but this will certainly accelerate it."
Rossee’s family has not taken well to this media criticism. Her father, Wayne Rossee, came out and strongly defended his daughter rubbishing RadarOnline’s story.
“She had a career in her own right before she ever met Michael,” Wayne told RumorFix.com. “In fact, she put things on hold to support him and go to London like he asked her to. She is not with him to be famous; she doesn’t need that from him.”
Wayne also said that her daughter met the Olympian swimmer in February at a Las Vegas club and ever since then they have been dating.
He was the first to confirm that the pair indeed was dating.
Although Phelps has kept quiet on the romance, Rossee has been more open about it, posting sweet tweet to her man and sharing photos on Instagram.
One of her tweets said, "@MichaelPhelps this probably will get lost in your tweets but since i cant text i miss you and cant wait to spend time with you for real xo".
On Monday, when the couple walked the red carpet, all eyes were on Rossee, who looked stunning in a grey dress. When asked by a reporter, Phelps did not respond to questions about their relationship.