Michael Phelps‘ self-proclaimed girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler has revealed she was born David Roy Fitch at birth.
In a Facebook post, Chandler, 41, said that at birth she had male genitalia with no testicles as well as a uterus, without ovaries. She went on testosterone blockers and changed her name to Paige Victoria Whitney then had surgery when she was in her 20s.
“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. My birth certificate was modified along with my name while I was a teenager, prior to any corrective surgery.
“The problem is I have made friends that I never told and dated and married people that knew nothing of my past,” she writes. “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.”
“Spending time with him was like a teenage love affair,” she wrote on Facebook. “I have never felt so comfortable and accepted in every way as I did with him.”
“I never lied to him,” Chandler said. “We were together for such a short period of time, I never had a chance to tell him about my life.”
Meanwhile, one of her followers on Facebook told her if she really dated the swimmer and asked a copy of photo together as proof that they are in relationship.
Chandler said she has no photos of her with Phelps but claimed that she has “forensic” proof of their relationship.
“My phone with the messages between Michael and I is locked up in a safety deposit box in Florida. I also have a 17,000-page forensic report showing everything — all the geo scans, the cellphone tower signals, the pings. And they’re coming from his phone.”
Phelps is currently in rehab and unable to comment on the issue but an insider has revealed the swimmer found out the same time as everyone else.
“He is completely horrified and embarrassed,” the insider told Hollywood Life. “He is cutting her off cold turkey and doesn’t want to talk about it to anyone at all. He wants it to go away as fast as possible.”