Gay olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis announces engagement


Former Olympic diver Greg Louganis has announced his engagement to paralegal Johnny Chaillot, as reported in People Magazine. 

“I finally met my soul mate – the more I fall in love with Johnny, the more I fall in love with myself,” Louganis told People. “This is what the universe had in store for both of us.”

Chaillot currently works in the Trust and Estates Litigation Department in the law firm Loeb & Loeb, located in Los Angeles.

Called the “greatest diver in history” by People, Louganis won two consecutive titles in springboard and platform during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. The Olympian also won five World Championship titles, 47 national titles, and four gold metals. 

In 1994, Louganis announced he was gay. His diving career ended abruptly after announcing he was HIV-positive in 1995.

Louganis now serves as a judge for the Red Bull Cliff Diving Tour, is a motivational speaker, and a dog agility competitor.

He’s also a celebrity coach on ABC’s reality show “Splash” and mentors Olympic potentials in USA diving. 

The 53-year-old says they expect the wedding to be sometime this fall. 


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