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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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76.

There's a problem here    

What the he11 is a "recovering homosexual?" Did he have a lobotomy or something? You either is or you isn't.

546 days ago
77.

JusticeINC    

If people would be nicer to gays than he and Te'o would be married right now. Shame on all of you!

546 days ago
78.

Lynn M    

This guy is a mess. I don't believe most of what came out of his mouth. Guess we'll see if he can fake the female voice tomorrow. I doubt it. He needs therapy but not for being gay but for his personality issues. I don't buy the "I may be gay excuse". There is no excuse for what he did to Manti.

546 days ago
79.

Tell the truth    

Why? So ---------

546 days ago
80.

anonymous    

It's just really sad that this guy can't just be himself because he is too afraid of what people will think about him.

546 days ago
81.

Lekili    

Why are people wasting their time with this fool?
Being gay is not something you "recover" from, it's who you are.
This guy is a fool but the bigger fools are the ones paying him to tell his twisted story. GO AWAY!

546 days ago
82.

Scott    

Sighhhhhh peer pressure sucks, but enough of this attention seeking hore. How much did he make from this interview and how much will he make in the future all because he led someone on. What I mean is if you commit a crime you cannot benefit from it I see no difference in this case otherwise you encourage the behavior.

Peace.

546 days ago
83.

Celticlass8    

Well that's what being a Mormon does to you....screws you up royally in every way...(Former Mormon) There is NOTHING to "recover" from...being gay isn't a sickness or "bad"...embrace who you are dude

546 days ago
84.

loe    

Two idiots talking does not make it wiser.

546 days ago
85.

CriticXtreme    

Dudes will say anything to stay relevant and be on TV. If you've found the magic solution to being a MO, you've found a financial gold mine and the Bravo Channel will never be the same.

546 days ago
86.

Boop    

Huh?

546 days ago
87.

Lulubelle    

Recover from being gay? ...I'm sure he'll have as much success as a straight person recovering from being heterosexual...

546 days ago
88.

Nonsense    

A dude that has that many vowels in his name is bound to be confused. He can't even introduce himself without a stutter. From now on you are known as Doug. Doug you are cured!!

546 days ago
89.

Alan    

I don't understand why being gay is looked at as taboo. Why can't he admit it?! I wouldn't be ashamed to say "I'm straight."

546 days ago
90.

Soamazing    

I have only heard bits and pieces of this story, but, sound like a story that is out of control. STOP! THINK! SPEAK! It's hard to come out. DON'T speak if you are confused. Just STOP! Find a group, ask for help. Find out what the next step is for you. Do you! Out of the public eye.

546 days ago
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