Taylor Lianne Chandler, a woman claiming to be the girlfriend of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps who was with him the night he got his DUI, revealed that she was born a man, and originally named David Roy Fitch.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Chandler said she was born intersex, a detail she did not disclose to 29-year-old Phelps during their relationship. Chandler said the two met on the dating app Tinder, “and clicked.”
The 41 year old said she was born intersex, meaning she was born with male genitalia with no testicles and a uterus, without ovaries.
“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.”
Chandler, who faced extortion charges after blackmailing someone to pay for her surgery, writes that she is concerned the 18-time Olympic gold medalist will end their relationship once he finds out.
“I am telling my story to take the power away from the media and tabloids that want to hurt Michael and I. I will probably lose him, which hurts like hell.”
Phelps, who spent the month of October in rehab following his very publicized arrest, has not commented. (RELATED: Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI)