Ryan Lochte says he’s never had a one night stand, contrary to what his mom said

Yesterday, I made the “Ryan Lochte’s mom says her son is a slut” story the lead link, not expecting that so many people wanted to discuss whether or not Lochte gives it up on the first date and never calls again. When asked about her son’s dating habits and whether he has a girlfriend, Ike Lochte told Today, “He goes out on one-night stands. He’s not able to give fully to a relationship because he’s always on the go.” Some of us were like “WOOHOO maybe I’ll be one of those one-night-stands.” Some of us were like, “Ew, gross.” Well, as we all suspected, Ika Lochte wasn’t really calling her son a slut. She was taken out of context – LOL. Sure. Right.

When Ike Lochte said her son Ryan Lochte “goes out on one-night stands,” she meant to say he goes “out on dates.” Oops! Ryan cleared up the apparent overshare his mother made during an interview earlier this week with Us Weekly on Friday.

“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.”

[From Us Weekly]

“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 ~~~. I’m always on the go.” Which is what all players say. Some variation of that – because they want to think of themselves as the kind of people who are capable of settling down and having a serious relationship, when really they just need to admit that they’re more of a wham-bam-destroying-the-sweetshop womanizer (or maneater). Do I think Ryan needed to clarify his mom’s comments? Not really. Because I’ve never been more convinced that he is, in fact, a one-night-stand kind of dude. Nothing wrong with it – just don’t front like “I’ve never had a one night stand ever.” Dude, we know you’re lying.

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  1. idk says:

    His mom probably doesn’t know what “one night stand” means…she probably thought it meant he will go on one date with a girl and never see the girl again because he’s too busy. Or I could be totally wrong here lol.

    • Liv says:

      In the end it’s totally funny.

    • beyonce's bump says:

      I knew his mom did not mean “one night stand” in the contemporary use of the term. If she did, she would have said “my son only has one night stands” or “my son only does one night stands”. She would not say “my son only GOES ON one night stands”, that does not make any interpretative sense. It will follow that she was implying that he only goes on few dates perhaps. Either way, I don’t care. He is my new obsession. Having stalked his website and seen more vids of him since yesterday..lol, I have come to the conclusion that he is not the brigtest tool in the shed but douchebag he is not. And that’s okay, I can be intelligent for the both of us 😉 ….If things dont work out with the fiance and I of course…lol..jking! 😀 (not really)

      • molly says:

        Agreed on all accounts!
        I thought that the wording his mom used was weird to begin with. You dont “go out” on night stands, so that kind of proves that she was taken out of context.
        Hes a sweatheart. Most people who have met him say that he is the nicest guy, hes just not the brightest and thats what makes him seem like a douchebag. I saw an interview with him last night where the interviewer told him, “Hey its my birthday too!”(today is Ryans birthday) and Ryan was really enthusiastic and wished her a happy birthday and gave her a big hug. Hes a likable guy, and thats coming from someone who is a pretty good judge of character.

      • Ella says:

        His mom’s Cuban, though. She probably mixes up slangy English phrases.

    • KaitX says:

      My sister worked in a hair dressers many years ago, and one of the stylists left. My sis met a former client in a supermarket afterwards, and the woman told her that she had switched to the stylists new branch because “he gives great bl-w jobs” ( instead of blow dry). When the woman realised what she said, loudly, in the middle of a crowded supermarket, she nearly died!

    • ssa says:

      I think so too. I read somewhere his mom was born and raised in Cuba so English is not her first language I bet. My mom once went around talking about my baby brother “hooking up” with a family friend’s niece but she had no idea that means having sex.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      I thought the same thing. I could see my mother saying the same phrase, having no idea what she was saying lol

    • Canda says:

      My best friend’s uncle is an out-of-the-loop kind of earth muffin, and when he moved to the city years ago repeatedly referred to his new apartment as his “new condom” (instead of “condo”) and kept telling people how much he loved his “roomy new condom” until my bf’s ma finally had to insist he stop saying that bc it was creeping people out.

    • bettyrose says:

      This guy is only 27. How old is his mother that she wasn’t hittin’ the scene in the 70s and/or 80s? (or possibly 90s?) My grandmother might not know that term, but this guy’s mother does.

    • Lia says:

      Or, if she DOES know what it means, I’ll bet HER story is pretty, um, interesting in itself….

  2. corny says:

    holy moly, it boggles my mind to imagine ever having to clear that up! LOL..MOM!

  3. Gene Parmesan says:

    I’ll have a one night stand with you Ryan. All i need is a night

  4. Imara219 says:

    Ummm, so this is posted before Gabby’s historic AA Gold Meal win?

    And the most interesting angle of Lochte story is that it originated from some suspect tweets from Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star K. Michelle hinting that she and Lochte were a thing or something. Lochte’s mother responded to those “allegations.”

    • Pseudoangie says:

      I know right? Can we get some Gabby Douglas love please!

    • lena80 says:

      Yeah I was wondering why none of the back story was ever explained, but I guess you would see a lot of “who” comments

      • Imara219 says:

        Yeah true. I see your point about maybe Celebitchy readers not quite knowing the who’s who. I just have to accept that certain blogs will cover certain celebrities and like the Gabby gold medal coverage , I have to go to different gossip sites to get well rounded look at pop culture. That’s just how it is with certain celebrity/gossip news.

  5. Veronica says:

    Ryan…. give me just one night…. una noche.

  6. Lisa says:

    I feel sort of bad for the Olympians’ parents. Some of the parents of the newly famous athletes clearly don’t understand how the media/Internet works. Most likely because they’ve been pouring all their time, energy, and money into their kids’ careers.

  7. Birdie says:

    Sorry, but I have seen some interviews with him and I know many love him here, but he is not my cup of tea. Not very smart and I don’t like his face. Nice body though and of course an amazing swimmer.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah he’s a decent-looking dude but he always seems so….dim in interviews.

      Truthfully, a one-night stand seems like all he’d be good for.

    • Chatcat says:

      He is as cute as a button…and just as dumb. I believe every man and woman should have standards for one night stands, and an IQ over 10 should be one of them. So Ryan would have been disqualified right off the block.

      I do think his Madre misspoke rather then bragging about Ryan’s out of Speedo dating habits so I am going to cut her a break.

  8. Sarah says:

    Yeeeeah, didn’t he also say that the last Olympics he had a girlfriend and that was a “big mistake” and now he’s excited to go to the Olympics single? I’m sure its just so he can take girls to the local picture show and sneak a chance to hold their hand.

    Also, his mother would have to be crazy dumb to not know what one night stands are. Like really really, just unbelievably stupid. Then again, her son isn’t exactly a chemist….

    • lilred says:

      Or could it be the fact that Athletes village is rumored to be a giant sex fest and he’s glad he doesn’t have to be faithful to anyone this time around? I don’t know I’m just wondering.

      • Liv says:

        When the olympic village is mentioned in reports all I can think about is what Hope Solo said about hooking up there – crazy!

  9. Polkasox says:

    I’m also 27, which means my mom is probably the same age as his mom. And god love her, my mom is pretty sheltered to “slang”. But I KNOW she knows what one night stand means. Im calling BS on her ignorance – I think she knows exactly what she was saying (which is gross that she knows that!!)

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      Exactly. I’m probably around your mom’s age, and I’ve known what “one night stand” means at least since high school.
      She is trying to cock block him–she doesn’t want some teary eyed olympic groupie showing up preggers on her doorstep 7 months from now!

      • bc says:

        To be fair, I’m 26 and my mom, whose only language is English, does say things like this without knowing their connotation (such as “hooking up” instead of meeting up). My mom is pretty clueless, though.

    • Kim says:

      Your mother’s first language is Spanish too?

      • Polkasox says:

        Didn’t know she was. After a quick google search though, she’s lived in the US for atleast as long as he’s been alive – 27 years – and her hubby is from the US. Not like she’s not been exposed to the language for decades.

      • Michelle says:

        Polkasox, my MIL has been here since 1969 and I’d lay good money on the fact that she has no idea what “one night stand” means. Her English is not fantastic and I can see her using it in the wrong connotation. Of course, as far as she knows her children have only had serious relationships–my husband and his siblings had a three month rule with their parents, if a relationship has lasted that long (and is on more than casual terms) then they let their parents know, but for anything that they weren’t sure about, it was easier to keep them in the dark.

  10. TheOriginalMaxi says:

    He is soooo hot. Today he’s the Birthday Slut on Dlisted!

  11. Janet says:

    I kept wondering why in the world a mother would say a thing like that about her son. Didn’t she have any idea what she made him look like?

  12. Becks11980 says:

    Bless. Anyone else foresee a “No more interviews Mother” conversation???

  13. Liv says:

    “When I’m in a relationship, I want to give that person my entire heart…” Which is what all players say.

    Exactly! So sick of it! Come on, there are thousands of athletes training as hard as him and having relationships. Ridiculous.

  14. Reece says:

    Am I the only one he’s not doing it for? Nothing against him just meh, ok. Pretty eyes though.

    That South African swimmer that edged out Phelps though…*whistles*

  15. ZigZagZoey says:

    However, he is totally into gril on gril action! 🙂

  16. linlin says:

    What I don’t really get: if you know you won’t have time for a second date and even less a real relationsship and you also know that you won’t sleep with that person, why go on dates? I mean, either you go on dates because you think there’s a chance you might want to have a relationsship with that person or you want to get laid. If both is no option, why bother?

    • beyonce's bump says:

      um because u just want to have a conversation with someone you find attractive? I have gone on quite a number of dates without wanting to be in a relationship (wanted to focus on getting scholarships to law school, then it was focusing on securing articles after law school and then it was securing a full time position after call to bar). but that does not mean I wanted to be a loner for the entire period or wanted to find a booty call.

      There were some dates that led to sex afterwards only because said date and I wanted it but most didn’t and we just ended up platonic acquantainces. I don’t see the harm in wanting to get to know someone without any expectation of a relationship OR sex.

      In any event like a poster said yesterday, if he is upfront and he is with a consenting party, how does he wanting to even have one night stands make him a douche?

    • beyonce's bump says:

      omg my reply was so long! lol i am proscastinating like mad and I have had so much coffee. sorry!

      • linlin says:

        But you just did say that you had sex with some of them (so one night stands)! I didn’t say that you have to have sex every time but if you know from the beginning that there is no way that you will have sex with this person (since you will never, ever have a one night stand) nor any chance that you will see this person again, yes, why bother? Especially if you’re so busy, why don’t you use this time with your friends and family instead?

      • beyonce's bump says:

        I see ya point lin lin! Saying “never ever ever” is kind of a stretch. But reasons I went out on dates with mostly no expectations afterwards were a) My family are not where I have been for 13 years. I have seen my fam maybe twice a year since I was like 14! Schooling in a different country then working in said country. Sigh. b) I don’t have that many friends and c) I just want to chill and have dinner/watch a movie with hot guys! #jeah. :p

  17. Adrienne says:

    Michael Phelps looks like a monkey standing next to him.

    • Jen34 says:

      Bwhaahaahaa! You are so right.

    • Minty says:

      An articulate, humble monkey – which makes Michael superior in the long run.

    • Ursaline says:

      While sort of true, I can’t get over how adorable Phelps looks when he does that totally goofy monkey face. I’ve only really noticed that this Olympics go-round and wasn’t really paying attention last year when he was Mr. Hot Stuff. But this year he was less confident at the beginning and the joy just seems to be leaking out of him with the stress subsiding.

  18. marie says:

    ha ha well whatever was meant, and I think everyone knows what one night stand means, was awkwardly funny. If its true, who cares as long as he’s not lying to the girls. Most males athletes I knew growin up were man-hos, figured the same was true for most..

  19. Marissa says:

    I couldn’t help but LMAO at this. His mom probably wanted more attention from the press, so she WENT THERE. And now her smug, douche son is trying to clarify things? BOY PLEASE, you’re as gorgeous as you are dumb. Can’t lie that I’d still sleep with him, but he just won’t be allowed to speak.

  20. adalia says:

    I’m tempted to believe him, because that sounds like something my dad would accidentally say.

    • Samigirl says:

      I do too. Sometimes, parents are oblivious. My dad was singing “cowboy,” by kid rock and I was mortified and asked him to stop singing, “paint his wife white,” because it was gross. He was like…wth are you talking about? He totally didn’t get what KR was saying. Explaining to my dad what that meant is definitely at the top of my most mortifying moments list.

  21. Hillshmill says:

    I like him as someone to look at and root for but boy is he dumb. I tried following him on Twitter but as soon as he said a swimmer “one” a race instead of “won”, I had to unfollow him.

  22. lisa2 says:

    Well maybe he was concerned about endorsements. There are some businesses that won’t endorse a “slut”

    he even talked about peeing in the Olympic pool. I could have missed hearing that. I’m sure others have, but I don’ need to know about it.

    try to keep it classy Ryan. Its all new I know.. but work on that.

  23. Blake says:

    I still would.

  24. Debra says:

    Aren’t ‘One-Night stands’ an olympic event now???? I heard they had bowls of condoms sitting around everywhere like candy dishes…just grab a handful as you walk by

  25. Jen34 says:

    Come on, Ryan. We know you’re a slut and we love you for it!

  26. DavidBowie says:

    Oh please, he’s NEVER had a one night stand. Whatever. I still love him.

  27. Viv says:

    I jut totally peed my pants laughing.
    Yeah he goes on dates. Dates with sex. I bet he was like: “MOM! You can’t tell people that. It totally cramps my style. I told all those girls they are the only ones!”

    When Kaiser linked that Gawker article not only was it funny, but Gawker had two more links on Ryan being the sexiest douchebag and on him giving fashion advice to women:




    He may be eye candy but whoaa, maybe this should be compulsory reading for all girls under 25 in his vicinity?

  28. Suzi says:

    Technicality. He’s staying in the Village, then maybe it’s not just ‘one’ night stands (off and on hookups throughout the whole Olympics) … but c’mon! No one night stands ever? Yeah, right!

  29. oxa says:

    He cute to look at but dumb as a stump.
    He said he pees in the pool,someone tell him to shut up b4 he blows all his endorsement opportunities.

  30. Julie says:

    arguing with your mom about your sex life in the media, classy.

  31. Nev says:

    Michael is sooooooooooooooo much better.

  32. Ycnan says:

    OF COURSE his mother didn’t mean what she said and didn’t realize what she said. Anyone who thinks otherwise either doesn’t have a mother or is an idiot.

    He’s just coming to his mother’s defense and who the heck wants to admit they had a (or more) one night stand? Who should have to admit that? Ah this guy did nothing wrong with what he said.

  33. princesslizabeth says:

    Lochte really looks like Daniel Craig.

  34. eric says:

    Did he read that statement from a card, cause he can’t tie two words together when he speaks. Now that he’s nutty mom embarrassed him, and endorsement deals are falling through his agent is doing damage control.

    • Chatcat says:

      Yes, the swimming commentators have no need to worry that RyRy is going to be stealing their job away that’s for sure.

  35. Dhavy says:

    I know a lot of Cuban moms who are proud to say their sons are sluts…a lot of Hispanics moms say that actually

  36. Lauren says:

    Well, at least Mama didn`t say he was Gay..that would kill any endorsement deals. He is a Merman Ho, and i am quite certain he has lots of Mermaids lining up for his flipper action.

    • Liv says:

      Haha, flipper action?? 😉

      • iseepinkelefants@hotmail.com says:

        I can see why a lot of non-swimmer’s wouldn’t get this. A swimmer’s thrust comes from their hips. All of your momentum starts there. You can’t move forward if you’re not pushing with your hips. Ever tried swimming just by kicking your legs (granted they’re together)? You literally sit in place. You will not move. So yea swimmers generally are good in bed. They tend to know how to twerk it.

  37. Mandy says:

    I agree that Ryan is probably a total man wh-re, but I think his mom really did make a mistake and didn’t mean it that way. I mean, what mom says something like that on purpose-in a TODAY interview!

  38. Kate says:

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiight Ryan. So glad you cleared that up. Dont forget the condoms buddy.

  39. Hm says:

    Hair Club! I spot a Hair Club hairline.

  40. Newtsgal says:

    Those baby blues, that body and he’s a Gator too!…..
    He can one night stand me all he wants!!!

  41. N-Bear says:

    Yes, he’s had a lot of one-time encounters, but he absolutely intends to sleep with all of them again and just hasn’t gotten around to it yet.

  42. garvels says:

    I don’t know why people are ripping on him due to his mother’s comments. She obviously did not mean one night stand the way many people think of one night stands. Why would any mother knowingly disparage their son? He seems like the typical successful young guy…who wants to enjoy life and who is not ready to settle down because his life is not settled.

    • Lira says:

      My brother was a pro basketball player in our country, he was a local, not a big thing, he got to play for a few minutes every game. And he was good looking and tall. He lived at home with our parents because it is a cultural thing and he was still in college. You would not believe how many girls would throw themselves at him. Embarrasing. We Argued with him to stop them from phoning, but he surely had lots of “fun”. When he decided to have a girlfriend it was very hard for her, even when he was faithful. Many girls just want that same one night fun and thatwas like 20 years ago or so… Imagine now.

  43. iseepinkelefants@hotmail.com says:

    Well “go on one night stands” does sound really off. Like she mean’t either or.

    Anyway this is the same dude that said he was happy to be single this time around because of all the play at the Olympic Village? Yeah whatever dude. Nice try though. He’s a hit and quit type (and his douche-like ways reaffirm this).

  44. GingerNaps says:

    When my brother visited my mom on a hot day, she said ‘Why don’t you borrow a pair of my shorts?’ When he said, ‘I’m not going to wear women’s shorts,’ instead of calling them unisex, she said, ‘It’s okay, they’re bisexual!’

  45. iseepinkelefants@hotmail.com says:

    The Jezebel link is so FUNNY His RL ads are kind of nice, but OMG douchebag. As if the dated grill that died long ago (horrible trend) wasn’t an indicator.

    Anyone know who the other hotties are in the pic for #2 (yes I haven’t had time to watch my dvr’d olympic events, and yes I hate that I already know the outcome). Why haven’t they been front and center? Missed opportunity.

    Eh Phelps may look funny, but it’s so sad he’s being pushed off the front pages in favor of dim but pretty (to some people) Lochte. Poor Phelps. And it’s his last swim before retirement. How quickly they forget.

  46. gigi says:

    Ok, I buy that Ike Lochte got the phrasing wrong, but I don’t believe Ryan doesn’t do one-night stands either.

    Remember what he said in the ESPN article about sex in the Olympic Village? Here, let me quote: “My last Olympics, I had a girlfriend — big mistake. Now I’m single, so London should be really good. I’m excited.”

    So yeah, I’d bet a month’s salary that Lochte had one, or two, or a dozen, one-night stands in London. (Please don’t argue and ruin my fantasy.)

  47. hoganbcmj says:

    Wouldn’t it have been awesome if her response was to say: I’m not retracting anything, he’s a whore. If he denies it, he’s lying.

    Sigh …

  48. Jill says:

    I heard this guy talk and he sounds slow. I thought maybe he was on drugs or drunk but he had his gold around his neck interviewing on CNN.

  49. Francesca says:

    Damage control NOT working dude; she called it all right..

  50. TheVoice says:

    Enough about this guy. I want to see more of Nathan Adrian!!

  51. Amanda_M87 says:

    Ryan’s one good-lookin’ dude!

  52. lisa2 says:

    I saw a report that his parents home is facing For3closure. I think he should be thinking about them and not what he is doing.

  53. jill says:

    I’m just glad that this dumbass wasn’t part of Phelps’ final victory. I’m sure he was off somewhere (not) getting his umpteenth one-nighter. Sez Mom.

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  55. Anne de Vries says:

    Why why why are we even interviewing the mothers of athletes?