Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is not dating Love & Hip Hop star K. Michelle. Rumors began flying after the 26-year old VH1 reality star tweeted her loving support to Ryan before his first swim.
“OK ITS GOING DOWN THE 2012 OLYMPICS JUST STARTED AND MY POOH @ryanlochte IS ABOUT TO KICK A–. SO PROUD OF U. LUV YA.”
K. Michelle’s “Pooh” did kick butt when he won the gold medal which prompted more praises,
“And let the whip a– begin @ryanlochte wins his first gold medal . I’m so f—– proud of u!!!!!”
Perhaps the tweet by themselves wouldn’t have sparked dating rumors but Michelle added two photos of the duo looking chummy.
Turns out however they are just friends. First, Ryan’s mother Ileana Lochte or Ike insisted her son only has time for swimming and allegedly some one night stands.
“He’s too busy! He’s so warmhearted that I don’t think he’d want to have a relationship with somebody, don’t think he wants to get into a relationship. He doesn’t have the time. He is unable to commit to a single girl because he’s ‘always on the go.”
K. Michelle’s rep also released a statement:
“K. Michelle and Ryan Lochte are just great friends who support one another. Ryan and K. Michelle have known one another for some time, and their relationship is nothing more but wonderful and supporting friends in each other’s career.”
The Love and Hip Hop star double confirmed she and Ryan are not an item to her Twitter followers,
“This is so out the blue and old news. I am single. I have friends and I support their endeavors! #carryon”
UPDATE: A third confirmation that Ryan and K. Michelle are not dating. Watch the video below. The reality star recalled meeting the swimmer a year ago through his attorney and admits they have a lot in common including having fun and hip hop music.
K. Michelle video interview on Ryan Lochte dating rumors: