Ryan Lochte explains why he hid Playboy model girlfriend
Ryan Lochte’s robbery tales weren’t the only lies he concocted in Rio.
As the “Dancing with the Stars” contestant revealed to New York magazine, he was contractually obligated to say he was single during the Olympics in August — though Lochte didn’t spill which company made that stipulation. The 32-year-old swimmer boasted about using dating apps during the Games to help the myth he was unattached.
The bizarre admission comes days after Lochte proposed to his Playboy model girlfriend, Kayla Rae Reid, after 10 months of dating.
Lochte, who was dropped by several prestigious sponsors after admitting he lied about being held up at gunpoint during a night of drunken debauchery, has kept quiet about how he first met Reid.
With a wedding on the horizon, Lochte said he wants to be involved in the planning process for the big day. “I want to pick out the cake, the flowers, all of it,” he told the magazine.
Though the couple have yet to announce a wedding date, Lochte will have plenty of time to taste-test cakes: He’s been banned from swimming competitions through June 30, 2017.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post's Page Six