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Manti Te'o

Rebounded w/ ACTUAL Girl

After Fake GF 'Died'

1/18/2013 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Alexandra del Pilar and Manti Te'o
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11:49 AM PT -- New photos have surfaced showing Manti and Alexandra sitting on Santa's lap together sometime around Christmas. 

Alex also posted a photo on November 16, in which she thanked Manti for giving her a couple of leis, which she hung in her car.

The dates are consistent with the story Manti is telling friends.

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Manti Te'o quietly began dating an actual living, breathing female human being ... shortly after he learned "Lennay Kekua" had died from cancer ... and the rebound chick is HOT ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Manti tell us ... the Notre Dame star met Alexandra del Pilar the weekend of November 10 -- when Notre Dame played Boston College.

Alexandra, 21, is a student at St. Mary's College in Indiana -- which is close to Notre Dame.

We're told Alexandra and Manti dated for nearly 2 months, but broke up recently.  

There are rumors swirling that Manti created a fictitious GF to take the pressure off him from teammates and others who felt he should be dating, but his relationship with a real woman calls those rumors into doubt.

(Tip of the hat to Busted Coverage for leading us to the most recent pic)

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76.

sandy    

Well, if he is gay and trying to hide it from his teammates, that would be the ay to do it. Just sayin'.

538 days ago
77.

ashley    

WTF is up with the "Like" "Hate" button?!?!?!
This shyt has been going on for about a week now!

538 days ago
78.

Luke    

Oprah needs to clarify this story as well. Guys either lying or stupid. Either way he has NFL bust writen all over him.

538 days ago
79.

DaveT    

This dude is still dominating the headlines and tabloid front pages?

538 days ago
80.

a long time Leno fan!    

Whoever doesn't see the guy sitting on Santa's other knee is a DUDE, just look at the pictures!! Alexandra is yet ANOTHER clue, people! His name goes either way - Alex or Alexandra. And way forget about the guy's face which has male, male, male written ALL over it. Signed, Lt. Columbo

538 days ago
81.

nukeeseballipari    

Jersey Chaser UGHHHHHHHH! (Rick Ross voice)

538 days ago
82.

Kirabu    

Whhhhhhaaaaattttt? Can't we come up with some more interesting news?

538 days ago
83.

Steve58    

His grief was rather short lived, wasn't it?

538 days ago
84.

KCINDY    

Mani, hire Diana Ross to sing " I am.Coming Out" before the media finds a talker...it's ok in 2013!

538 days ago
85.

Jordan    

TMZ leaves out one important fact, Manti father in several TV and Newspaper interviews says that the fake girlfriend used to visit Manti in Hawaii several times, which suggest Manti and his family met the girl.

538 days ago
86.

Jordan    

According to TMZ Manti loves a girl for over 3 years and under 2 months of her Alleged death he does not send flowers or even acknowledge to her family how sorry he is, but suddenly has a new girlfriend right away. Does not sound like he is a victim sounds like he is part of the hoax.

538 days ago
87.

Metta Worldhate    

Umm... the lap he's sitting on belongs to a dude.

538 days ago
88.

OJ    

Does she play linebacker too?

538 days ago
89.

homo     

manti is as gay as harvey this latest bitch is a beard just like tom cruise

538 days ago
90.

Mstormy    

You know this goes on allot on dating web sites. My friend had it happen to him. If he hadn't told me when he did , he would of been out of allot of money. She also lied like this so it could happen. And if it did he is probably really embarrassed by the whole situation. Wouldn't you be especially if the whole damn world knows? Just saying....

538 days ago
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