08/22/2012 05:18 pm ET

McKayla Maroney Marriage Proposal: Olympic Gymnast's New Fame Brings Suitors, Bodyguards

Things have changed for 16-year-old star gymnast McKayla Maroney since she arrived back home from the Olympic Games.

McKayla's mother, Erin Maroney, told the Daily Mail Wednesday that the Maroney family has hired bodyguards in the wake of McKayla's Olympic and Internet meme fame.

"It has been a bit frightening," she said. "We have had marriage proposals. My daughter is 16." The Long Beach, Calif.-based family is looking to avoid a stalker situation similar to that of 2008 Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Mrs. Maroney explained.

While McKayla is a little young to get hitched, some slightly older Olympians got engaged at the Games this year. An Italian volleyball player and a British pole vaulter both accepted proposals from their beaus after their events finished.

Click through the slideshow to see Olympians who met their spouses at the Games!

Olympians Who Met Their Spouses Through The Games

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