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Girlfriend Dumps Lochte on Reality Show

    May 29, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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Ryan Lochte gained fame last summer when he won two gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Since that time, Lochte has gained numerous sponsorships, appeared on TV, and even had his personality parodied by Seth MacFarlane on Saturday Night Live.

Now Lochte has, as most minor celebrities seem to these days, his own reality show on cable. The E! network show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? premiered last month, following the Olympic athlete as he goes about his life. This week, the show found drama in Lochte’s life as the athlete’s long-time girlfriend broke up with him on the show.

Lochte received a phone call during a dinner out with friend, which he didn’t seem happy about. He politely took his call outside the restaurant, where he attempts to get the TV show camera operator to stop filming. He apparently knew he and girlfriend Jaimee Holler were going to break up, as he turned off his microphone and walked down the street. He stated that he did not put their conversation on the show out of respect for Holler.