Steven Avery, Lynn Hartman, Engaged

Steven Avery and his new fiancée Lynn Hartman are opening up to Dr. Phil about their newfound love.

The special, which airs in two parts on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, will feature Hartman sitting down with the show's host as well as a phone call interview with Avery, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Their relationship began when Hartman starting writing to Avery earlier this year.

When Dr. Phil asks Hartman if it was "love at first write," she tells him that they only started saying "I love you" after they heard each other's voices for the first time. "The first time he told me he loved me was the first time we spoke on the phone," she says.

Lynn Hartman, Steven Avery, Dr. Phil Show


Avery is hoping to have his conviction overturned like nephew Brendan Dassey's, so that he and Hartman can tie the knot sooner rather than later.

"The truth is coming out and sooner or later, all the truth will come out," he says. "I want to wait until I'm out [to get married] and I don't think that'll be too long; right around the corner.

As for his former relationships, Avery says his love with Hartman is nothing like he's ever felt. "I haven't been in love my whole life. It's not the same as the others. Everything is all different with her," he tells Dr. Phil.

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