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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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1.

Kelsey    

Oh God here we go with all these religious nuts.

544 days ago
2.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

This fat kid is gay for attention.

Why the bell is this even a story? Nobody cares! Now, if there was an attractive female involved - maybe it would be a story. Even the female in the pic used isn't attractive.

So move along children! No story!

544 days ago
3.

freaksober    

good for him...homos SHART all the time anyway

544 days ago
4.

DaveT    

I'm a recovering recovery addict

544 days ago
5.

Anonymouse    

Recovering. Because its a sickness. Smdh

544 days ago
6.

Moment of Clarity    

This whole story is getting re-god-damned rediculous. Enough already!

544 days ago
7.

eicarr     

I pray he gets cured.

544 days ago
8.

shelley    

I feel really sorry for him if this is truly how he feels. It's sad that he can't just be who he wants to be. The sadder part is there are probably thousands of other people struggling to fit it just like him.

544 days ago
9.

The Love Sponge    

Praise Jesus and pass the condoms.

544 days ago
10.

Jenn    

What does "a deeply religious Christian" have to do with anything...throw the Christian card out there so you can make all Christians look bad. Seems like a trend these days....

544 days ago
11.

bigcasino    

recovering? right! lol.

544 days ago
12.

zoolady    

It's gay-ok to be yourself Ronaiah. Lose the church, find people who love you for who you are. Starting with you.

544 days ago
13.

Leighton    

It's not a disease...there's nothing to recover from. Love yourself as you are.

544 days ago
14.

Oh no he didn't!    

Gay men are smart, attractive, in great shape, love women, awesome cooks, clean, well-groomed and generally polite. So, if Ronaiah "recovers", will he be the opposite of these qualities?

544 days ago
15.

Iris Myandowski    

is there a patch or like some Dickorette gum for that?

544 days ago
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