That’s what Ronaiah Tuiasosopo told Dr. Phil.
[Tuiasosopo’s attorney Milton] Grimes said his client decided to come clean about the hoax in an attempt to â€śheal.â€ť
â€śHe knows that if he doesnâ€™t come out and tell the truth, it will interfere with him getting out of this place that he is in,â€ť Grimes said.
â€śThis is part of my public healing,â€ť Grimes quoted Tuiasosopo as saying.
Dr. Phil McGraw, who spoke with Tuiasosopo for an interview set to air this week, described the 22-year-old as â€śa young man that fell deeply, romantically in loveâ€ť with Teâ€™o. McGraw, speaking on the â€śTodayâ€ť show, said he asked Tuiasosopo about his sexuality, and the 22-year-old said he was â€śconfused.â€ť
In a short clip of the â€śDr. Philâ€ť interview, Tuiasosopo told McGraw that he wanted to end his relationship with Teâ€™o because he â€śfinally realized that I just had to move on with my life.â€ť