Melbourne, October 09 (ANI): Rumors are abuzz that swimmer Stephanie Rice is dating Nick D'Arcy, who was banned from the Beijing Olympics after assaulting his fellow swimmer.
The sport's bad boy apparently called Rice his "girlfriend" in front of cameras during her 21st birthday party last month.
And the stunner responded calling him "baby," the Couriermail reports.
However, a spokesman for Rice's management, International Quarterback, said they were "definitely not" an item.
They recently attended the swimming's version of the Brownlow in Canberra, but avoided being photographed together.
Until now, Rice has been dating Sydney rugby league star David "Wolfman" Williams. (ANI)