Manti Te’o’s wife Jovi Nicole is letting the world know that she exists following the release of a Netflix documentary about her husband being involved in a catfish scandal.
According to TPS, Jovi posted Manti’s interview with CBS about the catfish scandal documentary letting the world she’s his wife.
In the years following an infamous catfishing scandal that rocked the sports world, Te’o decided to finally speak out about the incident in a huge way. Earlier this week, a Netflix documentary focusing on the catfishing of former Notre Dame star Manti Te’o was released.
The former college football star’s girlfriend allegedly passed away from cancer. We would later find out that the person never existed.
Te’o eventually found real love in his wife Jovi Nicole, whom he wed in 2020.
Te’o’s wife, Jovi, took to Instagram after the documentary and let the world know she existed as he spoke about being married.
Elsewhere in the interview, Te’o shared that he and Jovi are expecting a son.
Jovi, who is working towards becoming a nurse, also supported Te’o during his time with the Chargers, the team that selected the Heisman Trophy nominee in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
It was Jay Z that made Te’o come clean.
Former Notre Dame football standout Manti Te’o is forever etched in pop culture lore after coming forward with his admission of being a victim of catfishing.
A new Netflix documentary titled Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist released on Tuesday and chronicles the situation. Te’o recently appeared on CBS Mornings where he shared how going to see Jay-Z in concert provided the sign he needed to open up about his story.
“Cam Jordan with the Saints took a bunch of us teammates to a Jay-Z concert,” Te’o recalled. “And at that concert, Jay-Z opens with saying these words, ‘You cannot heal what you don’t reveal.’ And it may have been just some random words to everybody, but for me, at that time, it hit me like a ton of bricks.”
“In order for me to kind of heal from this, I needed to reveal it,” he continued.
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