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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

Alleged mastermind of the Manti Te’o not-really-dead-GF hoax.

Provided the voice of “Lennay Kekua” during phone conversations with the Notre Dame football star.

Related to former NFL quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo … who was a real person.

Giver of really long, awkward man hugs.

LATEST STORIES
  
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Gives Tearful Apology ... 'I Hurt Everyday'

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
Gives Tearful Apology 'I Hurt Everyday'

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo broke down crying to Dr. Phil as he tried to apologize for the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax ... saying he "hurts every day" for the decisions he's made.Tuiasosopo expressed his… READ MORE >

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- Peforms 'Lennay Kekua' Voice on 'Dr. Phil'

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
Performs 'Lennay' Voice On 'Dr. Phil'

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo performed his "Lennay Kekua" voice for Dr. Phil ... re-performing the same voicemails he left for Manti Te'o ... but from behind a curtain.Dr. Phil gave Ronaiah the… READ MORE >

- 689 days ago
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- I'm a Recovering Homosexual

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
I'm a Recovering Homosexual

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… READ MORE >

- 690 days ago
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- Crushing Social Pressure Drove Him Into 'Fantasy World'

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
Crushing Social Pressure Drove Him Into 'Fantasy World'

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- the man behind the Manti Te'o hoax -- is telling friends he felt compelled to create a "fantasy world" for himself because he felt crushing social pressure from 3 major… READ MORE >

- 690 days ago
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- I'M GAY ... I Think

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
I'M GAY ... I Think

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is gay ... at least he thinks he's gay ... he's not really sure -- at least that's what he told Dr. Phil. Phil appeared on "Today" this morning ... and dished about his… READ MORE >

- 691 days ago
Dr. Phil -- WINNER in Race for Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Interview

Dr. Phil
WINNER in Race for 1st Ronaiah Interview

Dr. Phil just scored HUGE -- TMZ has learned, he's landed the first on-camera interview with the alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax ... Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.Sources tell… READ MORE >

- 695 days ago
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- Intense Feelings For Manti Te'o

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
Intense Feelings For Manti Te'o

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo had intense feelings for Manti Te'o ... feelings that developed over time that he channeled through a female persona, but the emotions -- like the scam -- were rooted in… READ MORE >

- 697 days ago
Manti Te'o -- Releases VOICEMAILS from 'Lennay Kekua'

Manti Te'o
Releases Voicemails from 'Lennay Kekua'

Manti Te'o has released 3 voicemails he claims he received from "Lennay Kekua" during the hoax -- in which Lennay comes off as a very jealous ... and very emotional person. The first VM was… READ MORE >

- 697 days ago
Manti Te'o & Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- Most Awkward Hug in the Universe [VIDEO]

Manti Te'o & Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
Most Awkward Hug In the Universe

TMZ has obtained footage showing Manti Te'o hugging Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- the man who allegedly masterminded the fake girlfriend hoax on the Notre Dame football star -- and it's pretty obvious… READ MORE >

- 697 days ago
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- House Call From Celebrity Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
House Call From Celebrity Shrink

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo got a visit from a world famous psychiatrist last night ... a guy who's worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Paris Hilton ... TMZ has learned. The shrink to the stars is… READ MORE >

- 699 days ago

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