As Twitchy reported, the social media world is buzzing over the news that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s beloved girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never actually existed. Last night, the now-infamous @LennayKay Twitter account sent out this message:

“Truths and myths”? This could be interesting.



The original @LennayKay account was suspended and re-opened yesterday:


It’s unclear as to whether the account is being manned by the person originally behind the hoax.

We will continue to monitor this story and update with developments.



The big announcement:


(Editor’s note: The first paragraph initially stated that the tweets regarding an upcoming statement were sent out by the person behind the @LennayKay hoax. It has been updated to reflect the uncertainty as to who is currently manning the account.)



Multiple Twitter accounts exposed Manti Te’o fake girlfriend hoax in early December

  • $30423294

    When a culture loses its traditional values, something rushes in to fill the void.

    This is how our void is being filled.

    It is degrading to us.

  • $23629333

    Maybe Manti Te’o was inspired by that old Mills Brothers tune, “Paper Doll.” Remember: “I’d rather have a Paper Doll to call my own, than have a fickle-minded real live girl”? Maybe Manti figured a make-believe girlfriend would be better than a real one.

    So, did he have a girlfriend – other than the make-believe one? If not, may we ask why?

  • GaryTheBrave

    I don’t know Manti Te’o’s ethnicity but maybe in that ethnicity Lennay Kekua is their version of Rosie Palm.

    Yeah. That was disgusting.

    • $23629333

      I’m reminded of the joke about the guy who carried a picture of his right hand in his wallet.

  • Marcy Cook

    OK now so the fake girlfriend who died is speaking from the grave? I’m so confused. This is creepy in a hysterically funny way. All I can say is ” No guns for Manti”

  • disqus_eric

    I thought fake girlfriend’s were named “Julia” ?

  • el_polacko

    it would have been much less ’embarrassing’ for him to have just come out of the closet rather than thinking that he had to invent a sick, dying girlfriend. yes, there’s homophobia in sports but there’s also a lot of gay men. it’s time for everybody to accept reality for the mental health of everyone involved. nobody should have to lie about their life.

    • Brad

      So you assume he’s gay. Got proof? Not all people who lie about girl/boyfriends are gay. Therefore, that’s quite an assumption you’re making.