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As a young woman, she slept around a lot. As a result, Barney and James grew up not knowing who their fathers were. She also tended to tell outrageous lies to her sons to cover up bad news.
Barney explains that Betty and Tyler are actually actors he hired to play his family. Years ago, when Loretta looked like she was going to die, Barney hired an actress, Margaret, to play his pregnant fianceé, Betty, because Loretta always wanted to see him to settle down and have a family. When his mother miraculously got better, Barney was forced to keep up the ruse and cast Grant to play his son.
Barney eventually yields and confesses the whole story to his mother. Loretta is surprised but forgiving. She admits that she hates Betty and Tyler. Loretta reminds Barney that she once led a promiscuous lifestyle to rival his own. She explains that she merely wants Barney to be happy and urges him to pursue love when it crosses his path.
In Cleaning House, Loretta gives Barney a note to the identity of his real father. While they talk, Barney puts together all the work his mother did for him as a child, tears up the note and realizes that she's all the father he'll ever need.
- Sons(s): Barney Stinson, James Stinson
- Grandchild(ren): Eli Stinson, Sadie Stinson
- Niece(s): Leslie
- In-law(s): Tom (son-in-law), Robin Scherbatsky (future daughter-in-law)
Episode Appearances Edit
- Single Stamina (flashback, shown from the waist down)
- Showdown (flashback, shown from the waist down)
- The Stinsons
- Cleaning House
- The Magician's Code - Part Two (voice only)
- The Bro Mitzvah
Notes and TriviaEdit
- In The Yips, Loretta is called Patty by Rhonda French, however Barney introduces his mother to the gang as Loretta. However, Patty maybe a nickname for Loretta.
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