K.Michelle addressed rumors that she’s dating U.S. Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte.
She said he’s just a friend!
Debate over whether K.Michelle and Ryan have been getting their swirl on has been a hot topic all week since pictures of the pair at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game surfaced online.
Add to that a video of the "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star stating that she’s "dating a White [swimmer]" with eight medals to his name, and it’s not hard to see how gossip got out of hand.
Now, K.Michelle has just denied rumors that she and Ryan are an item. She told VH1 that she is "enjoying dating," but the Olympic swimmer is not one of her potential matches. "That’s my friend. He’s very motivational and he’s a great friend," she said.
She later commented on how random all the buzz surrounding their buddy status is, tweeting, “This is so out the blue and old news. I am single. I have friends and I support their endeavors! #carryon.”
Later, her rep told TheYBF.com that "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.”
Ryan, who is supposedly getting friendly with Austrailian swimmer Blair Evans, still hasn’t commented on the gossip, but before he left for the 2012 London Olympics, he said he was looking forward to experiencing the games as a single man. That way he can hook up with whomever he wants.
"I’d say it’s 70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians [who are having sex]. Hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do," he told ESPN. "My last Olympics, I had a girlfriend—big mistake. Now I’m single, so London should be really good."
His mom also told "Today" that he’s keeping things very casual right now. "He goes out on one-night stands," she stated. "He’s not able to give fully to a relationship because he’s always on the go."
And in case Twitter and statements from her rep (and his mama) weren’t enough, K.Michelle told GlobalGrind.com that she and Ryan are just friends. But, she pointed out that it’s not a farfetched idea that they could have something in common.
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