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 >
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.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >