"I just found out everything I believed to be my reality wasn't reality at all," said Manti Te'o in an interview on "Katie."
In the tell-all interview with Katie Couric, Te'o explains the strange story of how he fell in love with a woman he knew as Lennay Kekua. Now, for the first time we hear the voice that Manti thought was hers.
The voice said, "Baby, baby I just called to say good night. I love you."
Te'o says their relationship developed strictly online and over the phone, even though he gave misleading interviews indicating the two actually met.
"I wasn't forthcoming about it, but I didn't lie. I was never asked, 'Did you see her in person?'" said Te'o.
The Heisman Trophy finalist says he attempted many times to meet Kekua in person, including last December when she was supposedly in Hawaii.
"She said, 'I'm over at the hotel, can you come over here?' and it's one of those things that never happened," said Te'o.
But, Te'o lied to his father and said they did meet.
"It's the thing I regret the most. It's my way of trying to get my dad's approval of this young lady because if he knew I didn't meet her it would immediately say red flag, a red flag that I obviously should have seen," said Te'o.