Michael Phelps' alleged girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, has made a shocking confession: She was born a man.
In a candid post on Facebook, the 41-year-old wrote, “I was born Intersex and named David Roy Fitch at birth. By the time I could walk and talk I made it clear I was a girl and dressed as one.”
The Intersex Society of America defines intersex as “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.”
Taylor recently explained she was born with both male genitalia and a uterus, though she lacks testicles and ovaries.
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She continued on Facebook, “In my early teens I was medically diagnosed and went on testosterone blockers, at 15 estrogen enhancers. My birth certificate was modified along with my name while I was teenager, prior to any corrective surgery.
“… If you don’t understand what intersex is, Google it. I was never a man, never lived as a man. No one can say they knew me as a man or produce a photo of me as a man.”
She goes on to say she met the Olympian in August on the dating app Tinder and they immediately “clicked.”
“Spending time with him was like a teenage love affair,” she wrote. “I have never felt so comfortable and accepted in every way as I did with him.”
The 29-year-old has remained silent on the alleged relationship. On Oct. 5, he tweeted he was entering rehab following a DUI arrest on Sept. 30 — though on Nov. 19, Taylor claimed Michael “is out of rehab and back home.”