Ryan Lochte and Blake Lively
Rex-USA; Albert Michael/StarTraks
09/10/2012 at 07:00 PM EDT
Ryan Lochte got the gold
but he did not get the girl.
The Olympic swimmer publicly declared his crush
on Blake Lively
to PEOPLE just last week.
But that was before
the Gossip Girl
actress wed Ryan Reynolds
in a surprise South Carolina ceremony
"I just heard about [the wedding]," Lochte told PEOPLE Monday. "I didn't even know she had a boyfriend until someone told me after I said I had a crush on her."
Not that the single athlete
has any hard feelings towards Reynolds for taking Lively off the market.
"That's great for them," he said. "I just want to congratulate them and wish them the best."
And maybe Lochte – who will guest star on 90210
in October – is ready to move on to another celebrity crush.
"I met Paris Hilton
at [Brian Atwood's cocktail party] last week," Lochte said of his New York Fashion Week rendezvous. "I got to hang out with her. She's a really sweet girl. Very attractive, I must say."