Poor Taylor. After Michael Phelps’ girlfriend revealed she was born intersex, Michael has reportedly refused to take her calls. Taylor tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she’s beyond devastated that he has cut her off.
Taylor Lianne Chandler has been so strong amidst the harsh comments she received after she revealed she was born intersex. Michael Phelps‘s 41-year-old girlfriend came forward on Nov. 20 and said that up until her twenties, she lived her life as David Roy Fitch before getting surgery to remove her male genitalia. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, Michael has been avoiding speaking to her at all.
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Michael, 29, who just got out of rehab, according to Taylor, has chosen to ignore all of her attempts at contact since her coming forth. This hurts Taylor beyond belief, as she needs support.
“I went through hell for him. I protected him. I stayed quiet as the media ripped me apart for seven weeks. I have trusted him and fell for him. My past, my livelihood has all been exposed and taken from me, yet I am evil and destroying his life. I have friends that can’t be on my social media because they don’t want to be linked to this. I can’t go to the gym, the mall, or anywhere without people knowing who I am, first as Michael’s girlfriend portrayed by the media, and then by my whole past,” Taylor tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
We can’t imagine being in Taylor’s situation, as this was such crucial moment in her life.
“I thought by telling my truth and feeling free for the first time in 41 years that this would stop,” Taylor continues.
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To fuel the fire, Michael is reportedly “embarrassed” that he didn’t know Taylor was born intersex, though he has not yet made an official statement.
Our insider tells HollywoodLife.com that “He is completely horrified and embarrassed. He is cutting her off cold turkey and doesnt want to talk about it to anyone at all. He wants it to go away as fast as possible.”
We totally understand that this is a lot for Michael to process. Especially since he’s been focusing on recovering in rehab. However, we can only hope that he soon talks to Taylor, because she definitely deserves that much.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Michael is avoiding Taylor’s calls on purpose? Tell us your thoughts!
— Julianne Ishler, Reporting by Shira Benozilio