Former WWE wrestler Gabbi Tuft has come out as a trans lady.
Tuft – who wrestled professionally underneath the identify Tyler Reks within the early 2000s and 2010s – shared the news of her transition on Thursday (4 February).
The previous WWE star additionally mentioned she would have an prolonged interview with Additional, which might air later in the present day (5 February).
A press launch mentioned: “Gabbi is about to share her thrilling story of gender transitioning from a former WWE celebrity, bodybuilder, health guru, motivational speaker and bike racer to a fun-loving and fabulous feminine.
“She has lastly been let loose and is able to rule the world.”
Tuft seemingly revealed her transition to followers on Instagram a day earlier, with a photograph of herself sitting subsequent to an previous photograph from her wrestling days. The put up was captioned: “That is me. Unashamed, unabashedly me.
“That is the facet of me that has hidden within the shadows, afraid and petrified of what the world would assume; afraid of what my household, associates, and followers would say or do.
“I’m not afraid and I’m not fearful. I can now say with confidence, that I like myself for WHO I’m.”
Gabbi Tuft: ‘The earlier eight months have been among the darkest of my total life’
The Instagram put up revealed that Tuft had a troublesome time deciding on tips on how to reveal her gender transition to followers. She wrote within the put up that the previous eight months have been among the “darkest of my total life”. Tuft continued: “The emotional turmoil of being transgender and having to face the world has nearly ended me on a number of events.
“Nonetheless, the day I ended caring about what different folks thought, was the day I actually turned limitless and allowed my genuine self to return into the sunshine.”
After leaving WWE in 2014, Tuft began a health firm known as Physique Spartan along with her spouse Priscilla, and the 2 have a younger daughter named Mia.
The press launch mentioned Gabbi’s story is one which “wrestling and different sports activities followers, associates and followers should not miss, particularly many within the LGBTQ group coping with difficult transgender points, who Gabbi and Priscilla are prepared to assist”.