Michael Phelps’s “self-reported/alleged/self-proclaimed” girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, made a somewhat startling admission yesterday:

More from the Daily Mail:

Chandler was born a male however in name only, and is actually intersex, meaning she had male genitalia, but no testicles, while also having a uterus and no ovaries.

As she explains in a Facebook post, ‘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.’

And this:

She didn’t tell him?

Chandler posted on Facebook that she’s afraid Phelps will stop dating her now:

I am probably going to lose him because he is a brand that his team wants to protect and things since he went to rehab came to my attention that didn’t put him or our relationship in the best light. He is the first man I ever had intimacy with and felt comfortable and all woman. When he went to rehab I had to go through all this scrutiny and tabloid mess by myself. His team at Octagon abandoned me, whether he knows that or not I do not know.

But is/was she really his girlfriend?

There is no update from Phelps on Twitter, however, with his last tweets about his decision to enter rehab.

We’ll keep you posted!

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