Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the 22-year-old man behind Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend,
gave his first interview to Dr. Phil, and explained his
motivation for continuing the hoax: love. Tuiasosopo said that he "fell deeply,
romantically in love" with Te'o, and insists it was him talking to Te'o on the
phone, not his female cousin, as has been reported. Does that mean Tuiasosopo is
gay? At first, Tuiasosopo said yes, then backtracked and said he's "confused."
Explains McGraw, "Ronaiah had a number of life experiences that damaged this
young man in some very serious ways." As for Te'o, Tuiasosopo confirms the
football star was absolutely not involved in the hoax.
Watch the video HERE