Johnny Manziel recently opened up about his failed marriage with Bre Tiesi and how it shaped him into the man he is today.
The former Heisman winner joined the “Ya Neva Know: You Know What I Mean?” podcast and spoke on the impact his ex-wife had on his life.
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“I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for my relationship and getting married,” Manziel said. “I wouldn’t have the same attitude towards everything else if I wouldn’t have gone through the divorce and stuff, too, if I wouldn’t have gone through that with Bre. 100% there’s no chance.”
“And, I wouldn’t be here probably today, sitting where I’m at, if it wasn’t for her as well.”
Manziel’s marriage only lasted for a year before she suddenly filed for divorce from in 2019. She would later allude to him cheating in the comment section on her Instagram.
Johnny credited Tiesi with saving his life, saying he has zero regrets over the relationship, stating, “She helped me grow to where I needed to be and it got to a point where I’m cool, finally, for the first time, picking myself up, looking in the mirror and being cool with me for the first time in a long, long time and that’s where a lot of the mental stuff comes from.”
“‘Cause I can finally look myself in the mirror and go, ‘What’s good? You still look like a f**king idiot.’ I’m still gonna do me, bro. I’m still me, bro.”