‘Catfish’ Star Offers Manti Te’o Help On Solving Fake Girlfriend Mystery [Video]

Nev Schulman, the star and creator of MTV’s Catfish, has offered to help Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o solve his fake girlfriend mystery.

Te’o and Notre Dame both claim that the star athlete was a “catfish” victim when it was revealed by Deadspin that the woman he loved, and thought he had lost to leukemia, never existed.

Nev Schulman, the star and creator of MTV’s Catfish, a program in which he helps people in online relationships arrange real-life meets in order to figure out if they’re being duped (or “catfished”) or not, has offered to help Te’o solve his dilemma.

And really, there’s no one better equipped to help Te’o get some closure regarding his embarrassing online betrayal. Nev Schulman was the subject of a documentary film (also called Catfish) in which he fell in love with a young woman online only to find that she wasn’t at all who she said she was when he met her in real life.

Crushed, Schulman developed the concept of his story into a successful MTV reality show in which individuals in online relationships reach out to him for help in meeting their virtual partners to determine whether they are being scammed or if their love is genuine.

Te’o’s story is right up Schulman’s alley, and he has attempted to reach out to the troubled Notre Dame star on Twitter, writing:


So far as we know, Te’o has not yet responded to Schulman’s offer to help. If you’re reading this by chance, Mr. Te’o, Schulman is good people. If anyone can help you get some closure and comfort on this situation, it’s the guy who very publicly went through it himself.

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