Shortly after Michael Phelps was arrested for DUI back in September, it was revealed that he had been spending time with a new girlfriend just before his brush with the law.
Taylor Lianne Chandler was with Phelps the night of his arrest, and is rumored to have dated the Olympian for several months:
The relationship became a subject of tabloid interest due to the couple’s age difference (Phelps is 29, Chandler is 41).
Now, however, it seems there’s an even more unexpected element to the May-December romance. In a recent interview with Radar Online, Chandler reveals she never told Phelps that she was born as a man named David Roy Fitch:
“I was born with male genitalia with no testicles, but I also have a uterus and no ovaries,” Chandler explains.
Chandler adds that she began presenting as female while still in her teens, and later had surgery to become a woman.
In the interview, Chandler also details how her passionate affair with Phelps began.
Taylor says they met on Tinder back in August, and Phelps later invited her over to watch a Baltimore Ravens game.
“One thing led to another, and we made love during halftime. Later we had sex again. The intimacy was amazing! It was the first time in my life someone has made me feel like a true woman.”
While Phelps is expected to complete rehab this week, Taylor says she’s unsure if their relationship will continue, as she believes Phelps might feel that dating a transgender woman could be damaging to his career.