Who is michael phelps dating
Born David Roy Fitch, she writes that she went on testosterone blockers and changed her name to Paige Victoria Whitney in her teens, then had surgery when she was in her 20s. 13: “By the time I could walk and talk I made it clear I was a girl and dressed as one.In my early teens I was medically diagnosed and went on testosterone blockers, at 15 estrogen enhancers.One of the world's most famous athletes Michael Phelps has quite the history of making headlines away from the pool, but his latest venture into the spotlight involves his girlfriend and a seemingly unnecessary debate over whether she was born a man or woman.Taylor Lianne Chandler told Radar Online she was born with both sets of reproductive organs, but she identified as a boy until her teenage years.In a Facebook post Wednesday, Chandler appeared to reference the Radar Online article when she wrote, in part, "Two steps forward and 100 steps backwards. In a world of educated people that had all the facts of intersex and what it means and then to sell a magazine say[ing] Michael Phelps is dating a MAN.I have cried now for an hour."The Intersex Society of North America tries to combat misconceptions about the incredibly complex issue.
“If you don’t understand what intersex is, Google it. No one can say they knew me as a man or produce a photo of me as a man.” According to the Intersex Society of America: A general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.
They remained friends in the interim years - with Phelps continuing to carry a torch for his model ex. We've been able to grow as a couple through everything we've been through, the positive changes I've made in my life." Presumably he's referring to his battle with depression and his stint in rehab following another drunk driving conviction in 2014.
He told USA Today last year: "I said to a couple of my friends if I ever had the chance to get her back, that would be it. This culminated two years of a downward spiral which almost ended his career for good.
"Rather than trying to play a semantic game that never ends ...
We work to build a world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for anyone born with what someone believes to be non-standard sexual anatomy." Chandler doesn't know if her relationship with Phelps will continue once he leaves rehab.