Michael Phelps Now Canoodling w/Miss California?

Last we heard, Olympic swimmer and bong poser Michael Phelps was still palling around with Vegas waitress girlfriend Caroline “Caz” Pal. But now it appears that the 8-time gold medal winner has collected a new trophy - Miss California Carrie Prejean.

Michael Phelps Miss California Carrie Prejean

Xana O’Neill of NBC DFW reports that the Miss USA runner-up has been a frequent companion of Phelps lately, whether it’s going out to ball games or going out for dinner.

And who’s been leaking this info out? Why, Carrie’s grandma, of course!

“Carrie and Michael have been out to baseball games and lunch,” grandma Jeanette Coppolla dished to Radaronline.com. “He always calls her when he is in town and they go out.”

So has Michael finally met the girl of his dreams? Will Miss Prejean make an honest man out of Mr. Phelps? Grandma knows better:

“Carrie knows that he has dated lots of girls but she enjoys going out with him and isn’t serious about being in a relationship with him,” she said. “He’s a nice guy and she likes him.”

Maybe Michael also realizes he has enough baggage dogging him, and doesn’t need the extra PR headache Prejean might present. For you see, it was during the Miss USA pageant that Carrie ruffled a few feathers with her thoughts on gay marriage:

“In my country and in my family, I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman — no offense to anyone out there.”

It would be easyto guess how she voted on Prop 8. Steve Young might be taken aback, but Jeff Kent wouldn’t have any problem.

Hey, maybe Carrie could be Jeff’s alternate “Superstars” partner in case anything happens to Ali Landry.