Yikes! Ike Lochte, mother of Olympic Gold Medal winner Ryan Lochte, said her son doesn’t have time for a serious relationship and only “goes out on one-night stands.”
The video went viral and now Ryan Lochte is clearing up his mother’s oops.
“They took it out of context. My mom is really new to all of this and the media,” the 27-year-old Olympian tells Us. “She meant since the last 4 years I just wanted to focus on swimming, and I didn’t really have time for a relationship.”
Ike tried to explain why her sought-after-son was still single during a TODAY show interview on July 31, saying, “He goes out on one-night stands. He’s not able to give fully to a relationship because he’s always on the go.”
The interview quickly went viral, but Lochte tells Us that his mother didn’t mean to use the loaded phrase “one-night-stand.”
“When I’m in a relationship, I want to give that person my entire heart and I wasn’t able to ever do that because of swimming. I’m always on the go. So what she meant is that I do go out on dates,” he explains Us. “But its not that thing that everyone is talking about, because that’s not me. I’ve never done that and never have been like that, so I don’t want people to think that about me.”
But, would Lochte call himself a ladies man?
“Well, I love ladies!” he admits to Us with a laugh.
Lochte finished up his competition in the 2012 London Olympic Games on Thursday after winning a total of 5 medals: 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.
“I’m done and I’m relieved! I’m excited that the Games are over,” he says. “The last 4 years have been really hard. I’m happy with how well I did. I’m happy with my overall performance.”
I have to admit I was pretty shocked and horrified when I read what his mother had said about her own son. I am glad it was all a misunderstanding.
Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet
Posted Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 10:10am
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