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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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91.

Luckypanda12    

You don't recover. It's not a choice. Your an idiot.

538 days ago
92.

IndyMike    

This is hilarious! First time I ever heard a gay guy say he needs rehab to be straight again. Ha!

538 days ago
93.

lynkel    

Wait, what? Recovering homosexual? I thought you were born that way? This is not like drinking, an recovering acholoic where you go to AA, is there an RHA, Recovering, homosexual annonymus.

538 days ago
94.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

It never fails to astound me that there are so many complete idiot moron loser a-holes, like this guy, that have no hesitation whatsoever about going on tv and showing the entire world that they are pathetic worthless slobs. This douche also happens to be fat, which is just gross!

Beware of imitations, no one is meaner than me hahaha!!!!!!!!!

538 days ago
95.

Rambova    

To me, this appears to be a ploy to make himself the suffering victim in all this. He says he's "been through so much" and is a "deeply religious Christian". No, you're a guy who has lied for 3 years. It's Manti that's been through so much! Quit casting yourself as the victim! You're not.

538 days ago
96.

t_bone    

What do you get when you cross a gay samoan and a black guy?

538 days ago
97.

ltate    

That sounds wrong on so many different levels. Him for saying it and Dr. Phil for not addressing the comment right then. Dont be ashamed of your sexual oreintation no matter what it is. He should be very ashamed of leading someone on like he did or what ever this mess turns out to be.

538 days ago
98.

jimi    

WHAT?????

538 days ago
99.

Trooper Tom    

He needs to just shut up,

538 days ago
100.

monique    

a recovering homosexual? REALLY! you don't pretend to be a woman online so you can trck a guy into sending dirty bird pictures and watch him jerk off on webcam (which is exactly what i bet happend) then get caught up and say "i'm recovering" NO your dumb ass was just caught, now please just stop talking about this mess and it will eventually go away

538 days ago
101.

Mitzymitzy    

Who the **** is this prick anyway?

538 days ago
102.

TEAM LAMMY    

Just go away already. This story is exhausting

538 days ago
103.

Cujeaux    

They're both such horrible liars. Manti must have given him a nice chunk of change to say he's a homosexual - or 'confused'. He's confused alright.

538 days ago
104.

GeminiDream    

He makes no sense!!

538 days ago
105.

Mom of Five    

He needs to "recover" from something, obviously, but I don't think being gay is his problem.

538 days ago
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