For the past week, it was Ryan Lochte’s mom, Ileana ‘Ike’ Lochte, who was making headlines. In an interview with Today.com, Lochte’s mom revealed her son was probably not the best candidate for a serious relationship.
“He goes out on one-night stands,” she said in the interview. “ He’s not able to give fully to a relationship because he’s always on the go.”
The comment went viral leaving everyone wondering – HOW WOULD SHE KNOW THAT?!
Today, both Lochte and his mother clarified the comment to USA TODAY Sports claiming it was an ‘innocent’ mistake.
“All I wanted to say is that he’s so sensitive about not wanting to hurt a girl dating,” She tells USA Today. “He just goes and dates and takes out a girl for maybe one or two dates and doesn’t have a relationship because he doesn’t have (time) and it’s not fair to the women.”
Lochte went on to say that his mother is new to the press and he knew what she meant.
In July, the swimmer told ESPN The Magazine he was ready for the Olympic Games and that he was happy to go to the London games single.
So ladies, if you are up for just a date or two, he’s up for grabs.