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Ryan Lochte Says It 'Brings Tears to My Eyes' Knowing His 'Adorable' Grandma Is Watching Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 09/27/2016 09:45PM

Ryan Lochte has the support of an "adorable" fan watching each of his performances on Dancing with the Stars – his grandma!

On Tuesday's result show, audiences watched a special video message from the Olympian's Cuban grandmother, who reviewed his week 3 performance from home.

"Ryan, I love you with all my heart. Good luck," she said while blowing a kiss to the camera.

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Ryan Lochte's Dancing with the Stars Protesters Charged – Find Out the Details!

Ryan Lochte's Dancing with the Stars Protesters Charged

Originally posted 09/27/2016 07:20PM

The two male protesters that stormed the stage after Ryan Lochte's performance on the season 23 premiere of Dancing with the Stars have been charged, PEOPLE confirms.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed criminal complaints on Monday against Sam Sotoodeh, 59, and 25-year-old Barzeen Soroudi who were each charged with two counts of misdemeanor: the first for leaving a spectator area and entering upon a stage, and the second for interfering with a performance.

Both men could each face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, according to the L.A. City Attorney's Office. Their arraignment is set for Oct. 4.

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Cheryl Burke Reveals What She Tells 'Nervous' Ryan Lochte Before Each Dance

Originally posted 09/26/2016 03:15PM

Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke has returned to the reality dance competition she first joined in 2006, and is blogging about season 23 exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Burke and her partner Ryan Lochte, both 32, on Twitter!

It's week three!

Looking back on Monday's dance, I really think that Ryan did an amazing job considering all of the drama that's been happening. Being in the bottom two will hopefully have people vote for us more. I've been in jeopardy a lot and I think that it kind of helps. It makes people realize they need to start voting! I think Ryan was very affected by it. He was shaking and said to me, "My legs are shaking. I don't know what's going to happen." All day I felt his energy because I knew that he thought that he was going to be the one going home, so I think he's thankful and grateful for everyone who voted. He really isn't ready to go home yet – he's put in a lot of time and heart into the show, and he really deserves people giving him a chance.

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Ryan Lochte Is Relying on Girlfriend's Support After Dancing with the Stars Protest – and Reveals They've Moved in Together!

Originally posted 09/20/2016 12:45AM

Watching two men storm the stage in protest after his performance on last week's Dancing with the Stars left Ryan Lochte in a dark place.

"Last week I wanted to quit the show," Lochte revealed to PEOPLE backstage after Monday night's episode of DWTS. "I was like, 'The Dancing with the Stars show doesn't deserve this.' I was really down on myself. But DWTS came together as a family and they really supported me and gave me that positive influence that kept me going back to rehearsal and staying on the show. I really owe it all to them."

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DWTS Crew Expresses Support for Ryan Lochte by Wearing Heart-Adorned T-Shirts with Olympian's Name

Originally posted 09/19/2016 11:05PM

Members of Dancing with the Stars showed their support for Ryan Lochte on Monday evening by wearing heart-adorned T-shirts with the Olympian's name.

A week after two male protesters – who both wore white Lochte T-shirts with a red circle and line through his name – stormed the stage after the Olympian's season 23 premiere dance with pro partner Cheryl Burke, fellow contestants and pro dancers expressed their love for Lochte with their own customized T-shirts.

Before Lochte and Burke, both 32, performed their quickstep on week two, the duo was joined by fellow contestants Terra Jolé , Rick Perry and Jana Kramer and numerous pro dancers who each sported white T-shirts with Lochte's name surrounded by the outline of a heart.

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Dancing with the Stars Increases Security a Week After Ryan Lochte Protesters Stormed the Stage

Originally posted 09/19/2016 10:15PM

e> Dancing with the Stars increased its security on set a week after two male protesters stormed the stage following Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke's season 23 premiere dance.

On Monday evening's taping, the show added at least six security guards that were strategically placed in between the surrounding audience and the stage.

During commercial breaks, members of the security team took their places around the stage in front of the ballroom floor.

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Cheryl Burke Says Dancing with the Stars Fans Will See a 'New Side' of Ryan Lochte After Protest

Originally posted 09/19/2016 02:50PM

Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke has returned to the reality dance competition she first joined in 2006, and she's blogging about season 23 exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Burke and her partner Ryan Lochte, both 32, on Twitter!

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Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke Are 'Focused' and 'Determined' in Rehearsal After Dancing with the Stars Protest

Originally posted 09/14/2016 04:25PM

Monday night was an unexpected nightmare for Ryan Lochte when two men rushed the stage in protest after his premiere performance on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars, but by the next day it was back to work for the Olympian and his pro dancer partner, Cheryl Burke.

A source tells PEOPLE the two went into rehearsal Tuesday "determined to show people how focused they are."

"They're both really appreciative of everyone who leapt to Ryan's defense," the source adds of the dancing couple, who are slated to perform a quickstep on the ABC reality dancing show next Monday.

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Ryan Lochte Vows He Is 'Dedicated to Working Hard to Do My Best' After Startling DWTS Protest

Originally posted 09/14/2016 03:20PM

Ryan Lochte is not allowing Monday evening's Dancing with the Stars protesters to bring him down.

Two days after two male protesters donning anti-Lochte T-shirts charged the ballroom floor after the Olympian and his pro partner Cheryl Burke completed their debut dance, the 32-year-old swimmer is speaking out about the incident on the season 23 premiere.

"I want to thank my family, girlfriend, friends and fans for being so supportive of me after the incident on Dancing with the Stars Monday night," Lochte penned in an Instagram post Wednesday.

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