Reggie Bush says he won't be partier in Miami

Thu, Jul 28

It didn't take long.

With the news that running back Reggie Bush has signed a two-year contract and will shortly join the Miami Dolphins, fans on Twitter are already joking about Bush and his new lifestyle on South Beach.

Bush and Kardashian
Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesReggie Bush, with then-girlfriend Kim Kardashian at Sundance in 2008.

Bush, 26, grew up in Southern California and has played four years in New Orleans, so he's accustomed to 24/7 nightlife. But South Beach is a different world, a playground for the likes of LeBron James, Chad Ochocinco and Alex Rodriguez.

It's going to be interesting because Bush isn't really the party type.

Make no mistake: Bush likes to go out to dinner, but he doesn't like all the paparrazi.

"I didn't like that lifestyle at all," Bush said a week ago about his three-year, very public relationship with reality star Kim Kardashian, 30. "I don't want half the world knowing I'm on a date."

Bush and Kardashian met through Bush's friend Matt Leinart at the ESPYs in 2007. They were off-and-on until March 2010. And most of their arguments were about their complicated work schedule and life in front of a camera.

"Some people can deal with that, but not me," Bush said. "I'm a football player. That's what I do."

So expect Bush to spend time at restaurants in Miami with his girl, Canadian singer/model Melissa Molinaro (who incidentally looks so much like Kardashian that Kim is suing Old Navy for using her in a commercial), but trying to keep a low profile.

"That Hollywood world is so foreign to me," Bush said. "Football is my sanctuary. I'm trying to live the dream that I had when I was a little kid."