Ryan Lochte cuddled up with Carmen Electra, his childhood crush, in Hollywood last week – fueling rumors that the pair is a new item.

Lochte posted a picture (shown above) of himself with his arms wrapped tightly around Electra to his Instagram account. The caption by the 28-year-old Olympian read, “Me and the beautiful @carmenelectra my biggest crush since childhood. Finally meeting her. #jeah.”

Electra, 40, later tweeted back, “So nice to meet u. JEAH!! @RyanLochte.”

Their time together at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood did not go unnoticed by bystanders. “They were in a booth together and he had his arm around her and they were kissing on the lips,” a source told E! News. “At one point, they were standing up and kissing and everyone saw them.

"They did not leave together, and I am not sure if they will see each other again,” the eyewitness added. “But they have been tweeting and Instagraming back and forth."

Electra has been linked to a number of celebrities in the past. She was married to controversial basketball player Dennis Rodman and rocker Dave Navarro. She was also engaged to guitarist Rob Patterson. Her latest romance was with Simon Cowell, which ended just weeks ago. Lochte has had previous flings with R&B artist K. Michelle and Australian swimmer Blair Evans.

Neither Lochte nor Electra has confirmed the eyewitness reports that they locked lips at the West Hollywood bar.

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