Lochte also told ET on Thursday, "The only thing I can say is that I just keep staring at him with a smile and tears running down my face. It's truly a dream come true. He's the greatest gift in the world."
When ET spoke to Lochte last October, he credited Reid with helping him through the aftermath of his 2016 Rio Olympics scandal, when he and several U.S. men's swim teammates fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint following an incident at a Brazilian gas station.
"She stuck right there by me and just was my rock," he told ET. "That’s when I knew. I was like, 'I’m not letting this one go.'"