Olympic Swimming Medalist Michael Phelps and jewelry designer Brittny Gastineau, according to a realiable source, are in the early stages of dating.
“It’s just started,” says the source. “But they’re really cute together.”
The two were first spotted getting cozy last Friday night at Los Angeles’s Mondrian Hotel. They were seen laughing and talking the night away, finally closing down the bar. The next day, TMZ’s cameras caught them shopping at Nordstrom at The Grove and picking up refreshments at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
Gastineau source says the two bonded over their sports-related backgrounds. Phelps was named World Swimmer of the Year Award for six times and American Swimmer of the Year Award eight times. He has the Olympic record with 14 gold medals in swimming, while Gastineau is the daughter of gridiron great Mark Gastineau.
“She thinks he’s a really sweet guy,” says the source. “She understands his athletic background since her dad was an athlete.”
But before anyone starts ringing wedding bells, the source warns that the romance is still brand new. “Brittny’s been in long-term relationships her whole life. She’s young and she’s just having fun.”