Lance Armstrong just gave an interview for the cover of Men’s Journal about his lady loves, and he comes off as quite the player. Which he doesn’t seem to have any problems with. Armstrong says he’s a young, single guy and as long as he’s open and honest with whoever he’s dating, he’s being fair to them. Which all sounds well and good, until you think about his long string of romances. He also admits he’s not rattling any headboards but says he does alright.
Though the story isn’t on the magazine’s website yet, the Huffington Post transcribed some of the interview. Here are a few of the highlights.
These days he’s unapologetic about his reputation in the tabloids as a pussy hound, linked to designer and socialite Tory Burch, Ashley Olsen (whom he denies dating), and, until recently, Kate Hudson. “I’m a 36-year-old single guy who is completely open and honest with every woman in my life,” says Armstrong. “As long as you’re honest, and no one’s getting played or let down, then you’re being fair.”
Armstrong doesn’t go on a lot of real dates. “I think it’s hard for me, or for anyone in my position, to call someone up and say, ‘Hey, can I take you on a date?’” he says. “It’s never like that. I meet people casually, while hanging out with friends, so there’s less pressure.” Sex is something he enjoys, because he didn’t get much of it on the Tour. “I had sex if I had the energy. I wasn’t one of those guys who believed in the myths about the guy losing his chi,” says Armstrong. “But the fact is that if you are riding your bike five, six, seven hours a day, you are not a sex champion. You’re just not. You have fatigue, low testosterone, and a lower libido.” He grins. “But you know, I never got any complaints.”
It is hard to miss that most of these women are somewhat similar: down-to-earth blond lasses with Cheshire cat grins and small waistlines. Does he have a type? “Everyone says that!” says Armstrong, moodily. “Everyone says I have a type! Of course I have a type. But doesn’t everyone have a type? So shut up!” Um, isn’t that type a little like your mom? “Now, hold on a minute there, ” he says, laughing. “That’s just gross.”
[From the Huffington Post]
Armstrong also shows the reporter an infinity bathtub he has at his Texas mansion. It has some fancy/expensive art hanging above it, and he noted, “Girls love that tub,” he says, “They’re always splashing around in it, and I’ve gotta be like, ‘Hey, quit splashing the art!”
The reporter points out that there’s no way to tell if Armstrong is talking about his daughters or random chicks he brings back to his pad. Considering he’s knows a lot more for being a babe magnet than a dad, I’m doing with the later. He’s like the John Mayer of the cycling world. Okay I take that back. That’s the meanest thing I’ve said all day, I’m sorry.
Here’s Lance, Kate Hudson, and their kids playing tennis when they were still together in July. Images thanks to Fame.