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Does Ryan Lochte Really Have One-Night Stands? Olympian Clarifies His Mom’s Comments

Most celebrities are used to being interviewed by the media. Their moms? Not so much. In fact, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s mom accidentally caused a bit of a scandal this Tuesday while discussing her son’s dating life during an appearance on TODAY.

He goes out on one-night stands,” Ike Lochte told TODAY. “He’s not able to give fully to a relationship because he’s always on the go.”

One-night stands, huh? Sounds like a real keeper. But is the 28-year-old dreamboat really the kind of guy who hooks up with a girl and then never calls her back?

Both Ryan and his mom have since clarified her comment, saying it’s been totally misinterpreted. Ike tells USA Today, “All I wanted to say is that he's so sensitive about not wanting to hurt a girl dating, so he just goes and dates and takes out a girl for maybe one or two dates.”

Ryan later echoed her sentiments. “They took it out of context. My mom is really new to all of this and the media," he tells Us Weekly. "She meant since the last 4 years I just wanted to focus on swimming, and I didn't really have time for a relationship."

Ryan continues by saying that when he is in a relationship, he wants “to give that person my entire heart.” Yet because of the a huge commitment involved in being an Olympic swimmer, he just isn’t able to do that right now.

But just to be clear, Ryan tells Us that he’s never had a one-night stand. “[I] never have been like that, so I don't want people to think that about me."

Source:, Us Weekly, USA Today

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08.4.2012 / 01:09 AM EDT by Beth Douglass
Related: News, Olympics 2012

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