Miss USA runner-up Carrie Prejean, Michael Phelps an item?

Miss USA runner-up Carrie Prejean, Michael Phelps an item?New York, Apr 23 : Miss California Carrie Prejean is dating Olympic champion, according to reports.

The Miss USA runner-up whose gay marriage flap during the pageant drew searing criticism has reportedly cuddled up to Phelps at baseball games and dined out with the hunky Olympian, her grandmother said, according to a report on RadarOnline. com.

"Carrie and Michael have been out to baseball games and lunch. He always calls her when he is in town and they go out," The New York Daily News quoted her, as saying.

Phelps, who is frequently seen with a stable of girls, has been laying low since photographs showing the Olympic champion with a bong in hand at a house party surfaced in the media.

Billy Bush, who hosted the pageant, pressed her on the relationship rumors. But Prejean offered a vague response.

"That's not appropriate to answer right now. He's a great man. You can call me on a later day and we can talk about that," she said at the time. (ANI)