Lochte's mother, Ileana Lochte, told USA TODAY Sports the following morning that her son had been robbed.
Fox Australia first reported the incident, which turned into a week-long news cycle that saw Lochte revise his account of what happened and acknowledge he exaggerated some details.
UPDATE: The boy's name is Caiden Zane and Lochte wrote the following on social media: "Never seen a miracle happen before. By all accounts, Lochte went out one night during the Olympics... Lochte eventually came clean about what happened and even spoke to Matt Lauer about it on The Today Show. Hopefully the athlete has learned from his mistakes and will be able to impart important lessons to his son.
He came across as a pretty huge douchebag throughout the scandal, but he was nevertheless hired by Dancing with the Stars just a few weeks later.
But he stood by his story that he and his teammates were detained at gunpoint and forced to pay money so they could leave.
The details Lochte initially embellished — about a gun being cocked against his forehead, for example — drew the attention of Rio authorities, who met with the swimmers to take statements and begin their own investigation, which quickly morphed into Rio authorities alleging at a news conference that the swimmers had filed a false police report.
Ryan Lochte and his fiancee Kayla Rae Reid are parents to a newborn baby boy! Until this morning at am when CAIDEN ZANE LOCHTE was born.
The 32-year-old Olympic swimmer and his 25-year-old love welcomed the baby at a.m. can’t stop crying from tears of joy,” Ryan tweeted.
Congrats to the happy couple on the wonderful news! ” the 32-year-old captioned a photo of himself kissing Reid's belly in a cute Instagram post confirming the big news, adding at the time: “Best news I’ve ever received #CLOUD9 #excited #family #love #2017.” A month or so later, Lochte told Us Weekly that the future spouses wanted a "unique" name for their son... She added of her initial impression of Lochte: "I had always heard he was a player and a partyer. When I met him, he was the complete opposite of everything I thought he was." We all have that interpretation of Lochte.although they've not yet released the name of the baby boy. He was suspended for 10 months in September by the U. Olympic Committee due to an incident in Brazil from last summer. and then lied about it to the press, saying he was robbed by locals.UPDATE: Lochte and Reid are expecting their first child together and announced the news on each of their Instagram pages. Their announcement came with photos showing Lochte and Reid in a pool with Lochte kissing her stomach. I’m okay.’ She’s like, ‘I’m just making sure you’re okay! From the very first time I met her, everything has like clicked.’ That’s why I know I can propose to her because everything that’s happened and she’s been keeping me so positive.