Ryan Lochte Reveals Some Exciting News About His Baby On The Way
United States Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is finally getting what he’s been waiting for: a family of his own.
In an interview with CBS published Wednesday, Lochte opened up about his family in the making with his fiancée Kayla Rae Reid.
Lochte said he didn’t believe Reid when she first told him she was pregnant, but the surprise was everything the swimmer has ever wanted in life. (PHOTOS: Ryan Lochte Gets Engaged To Playboy Model Kayla Rae Reid)
“At the moment, I was doing ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ I came home after rehearsal and I remember her telling me, ‘I have something to tell you,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ and she’s like, ‘I’m pregnant,’ and I was like, ‘Ha, what? No you’re not. Stop lying,’ and she said, ‘Yeah, I am,’ and I was like, ‘What?!’ And then it hit me and I was like, ‘Holy crap!’ and I immediately jumped up and gave her a big hug and I was like crying and saying, ‘I can’t believe this is happening. I’ve been wanting a family of my own for so many years and now it’s finally coming true.'”
“Just when you think you have it all figured out, life always surprises you with blessings when least expect it,” Reid said in an Instagram post announcing her pregnancy. “So excited to share this news with all of you!”
Not only has Lochte always wanted a family, but he wants several children and was hoping a boy would come first.
“I always wanted more than one kid and I definitely wanted a boy first so if we have a girl, the boy will be the big brother and take care of his sister so it’s working out perfectly,” he told CBS.
Of course, the swimmer was asked if his future son will follow his father’s strokes into the sport. Lochte made it clear he’s going to teach him how to swim, but doesn’t want to push him into the sport. So, the possibility for Lochte and fellow swimmer Michael Phelps’ sons to share the pool on day is still very much in the cards.