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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

I'm a Recovering Homosexual

1/31/2013 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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The man behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax -- a deeply religious Christian -- told Dr. Phil he believes he suffers from homosexuality ... and desperately needs to "recover" from it.

During his interview, Dr. Phil asked Ronaiah Tuiasosopo straight ... "Are you gay?"

Ronaiah replied, "If you look at this situation and everything that I've been through, I would say yeah I'm gay. But honestly I'm so confused."

Ronaiah -- who admitted he had deeply romantic feelings for Manti -- added, "It takes a lot of courage to recover from homosexuality and this type of thing and coming back to your real life. As hard of a task it is, I'm going to do all I can to live right."

Dr. Phil was blown away by Ronaiah's response, saying, "This is for another time, but I have so much to say to you about what you just said, because a lot of it bothers me so much." He added, "But we will talk about that another time."

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16.

wtf    

At least he's trying to get cured before he winds up dead from the AIDS

601 days ago
17.

YouDontSay    

No you're MENTAL.

601 days ago
18.

Oval Beach    

Yep. You are a self loathing, tortured, closeted homosexual and the longer you look into that closet and plan on how many shelves you may want or how many wire hangers will work for you, the worse it is going to get...come out already.

601 days ago
19.

shewentwhoa    

Why can't this story go away.

601 days ago
20.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

If you're gay and you force yourself to be straight, you might fool your family, but you're not fooling God--if he exists, he knows your faking and forcing yourself to be straight. Be yourself.

601 days ago
21.

mr.howell     

This guy makes himself look dumber everytime he opens his mouth!..what an idiot!..'recover' from what?..being yourself...what a repressed closet case!.. this is what happens when men live a 'sheltered' life in the closet!..

601 days ago
22.

Peta    

Bitch, please. You're not gay, you never were. You are a media whore. You'll do or say anything that will give you the slightest bit of attention. In a month, you will shove your tongue down some girl's throat and will have snake oil to sell millions. The guy is a sociopath and should just be ignored.

601 days ago
23.

judy jetson    

I predict there will be a lifetime movie.

601 days ago
24.

Trooper Tom    

Oh shut the hell up about this effing nonsense its becoming as bad as the Kardashian skanks BS

601 days ago
25.

dale12    

Dude, you're not a recovering Homosexual....You are still a Gay Man, who fell in love with another Man. Deal with it, the sooner you accept it, the better it will be for you, imho.

601 days ago
26.

porkchop    

This man is a nutbar. I don't care if he is gay. Why are you giving him the unnecessary and totally boring fifteen minutes?

601 days ago
27.

ray    

hilarious

601 days ago
28.

tom p    

what a coward hiding behind religion.

601 days ago
29.

Babycakes    

Any girl that would marry this guy would have to be a special kind of crazy! He and manti shoudl just own up to the entire thing, come out of closet already and admit that they are a couple.

601 days ago
30.

laffnbear    

Once again religion scars a human being and causes irreparable psychic damage.
How does one "recovery" from their very nature?

601 days ago
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