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Days after his mom, Ike, told TODAY.com her son "goes out on one-night stands," Ryan Lochte clarified what she was really trying to say about his love life.
"I know what she meant by it," he told us. "What she meant is that I'm not in a relationship so I do go on dates. It's not that negative part....She had nothing negative."
We feel you, Ryan! Sometimes mom-speak needs translating.
The gold medal-winning swimming star addressed another burning question: Just how many shoes out of his collection of 130 did he pack for London?
"I brought a total of eight pairs," he said.
For his visit to the TODAY set, Ryan also brought along his world-famous set of red, white and blue grillz. Should we stay tuned for a potential line of Lochte dental wear? A signature collection of grillz could happen, he said, "maybe in my near future."
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