Taylor Lianne Chandler, the girlfriend of American Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Michael Phelps, recently revealed in a Radar Online interview that she was born as a male named David Roy Fitch.
Though previously many fans of Phelps were shocked that the 29-year-old was dating someone who is 12 years older than him (Chandler is 41), another surprise has now come forth that his girlfriend was actually born as an intersex baby.
“I was born with male genitalia with no testicles, but I also have a uterus and no ovaries,” explained Chandler to Radar Online.
Chandler admitted that she had her name changed as a teenager and got rid of her male genitalia in her early twenties.
|This is how Chandler looks like in 1995.|
On her Facebook page, Chandler divulged she met Phelps on a dating app called Tinder, “Michael Phelps and I met on Tinder and clicked. Spending time with him was like a teenage love affair. I have never felt so comfortable and accepted in every way as I did with him. I didn’t tell him about my past until threat of the media exposing me forced me too.”
According to Radar Online, the couple officially met face-to-face at his home in Baltimore to watch the Ravens football game on 21 September 2014 where the two had intercourse.
“One thing led to the next, and we made love during halftime,” said Chandler. “Later, we had sex again. The intimacy with him was amazing! It was the first time in my life that someone has made me feel like a true woman.”
Phelps was arrested for drunk driving on 30 September 2014 at Baltimore, Maryland and had to go into rehab.
Chandler explained in her interview that she never meant to lie to Phelps about her past, there is just never the right time to reveal the truth, “I never lied to him…We were together for such a short period of time, I never had a chance to tell him about my life.”
Chandler also worried that Phelps might leave her after he found out the truth, “I am probably going to lose him because he is a brand that his team wants to protect and things since he went to rehab came to my attention that didn’t put him or our relationship in the best light.”
She added on her Facebook, “He is the first man I ever had intimacy with and felt comfortable and all woman.”
Read Chandler’s full confession on her official Facebook page.