Renee says her boyfriend, “Tom Hughs,” is the most romantic man she has ever met – even more so than her husband of 35 years. The 71-year-old says she can’t wait until he is able to “come home” from South Africa, where she says he has been stuck, so she can meet him in person for the first time and he can sweep her off her feet. 

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Renee’s daughter and son, however, say their mom is broke because she has been sending thousands to “Tom.”
In the video above, see what happens when Renee calls “Tom” while she is being interviewed by a Dr. Phil producer. And, Dr. Phil reviews a text message exchange between Renee and “Tom,” who is purportedly 12 years her junior.

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On Wednesday’s episode, find out what a Dr. Phil investigation uncovers about “Tom.” Check here to see where you can watch.