After the recent comments of Michael Phelps about a transgender woman in swimming, his ex-girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler also spoke her mind out on the matter. Learn about the controversy and Taylor’s response along with her bio, height, marriage, and other related information.
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Meet Taylor Lianne Chandler, Michael Phelps Ex
Olympic Gold Medalist and retired swimmer Michael Phelps appeared for an interview on CNN. He addressed the current controversy over the fact that transgender woman Lia Thomas, a 22-year-old, has joined a women’s swim team and has been shattering records. The Olympian swimmer recognized the situation to be “very complicated” he also emphasized his belief that sports need a “level playing field.”
These comments drew responses from his transgender ex-girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler. She shared that she feels that her ex-boyfriend’s stance on trans athlete’s participation in organized sports is both hypocritical and hurtful. Taylor, who was born intersex, told RadarOnline that his opinion was just that.
Taylor further shared that Michael is genetically superior with his 6 feet 7 inches wingspan, double-jointed ankles, and huge feet. Plus, his chemical composition allows him to breathe in fill his lungs and hold his breath longer [than his competitors]. She added that he also experiences “the chemical advantages of having ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder], which comes with added strength and endurance.”
“In that moment of watching and hearing him say those things, it felt like a literal slap in the face,” she continued. “I felt like I was good enough to love, lay with and be with, but not be respected or allowed in the women’s sport of swimming – like I was not a woman, but rather an alien or God-knows-what. It can’t be a woman’s sport if it doesn’t include all women, period!”
Taylor first grabbed everyone’s attention in November 2014 when she went to Facebook with the claims that she is Michael Phelps’ girlfriend. Taylor revealed that she and Michael met each other on the dating app Tinder.
She shared, “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.”
Is Taylor Lianne Chandler Married?
Yes, Taylor Lianne Chandler is currently married to Matthew Meagher-Walker. She and her husband, Matthew shared their wedding vows on 10 June 2019 after attending Capital Pride in Washington DC. The couple announced their engagement in October 2018.
According to Hollywood Life, they met each other in May via Tinder and started dating. Taylor shared about her then-fiance, “Matthew didn’t want to know about my public life, he wanted to get to know me. That was refreshing.”
Matthew also spoke to Hollywood Life and revealed, “The biggest thing is she’s an extremely attractive woman. For face value, you start with that, and then we had the opportunity to sit down and talk and I got to know her a whole lot better and a lot of our talk was about her advocacy.”
Taylor was married once to her childhood best friend. She tweeted in March 2020, “Today would have been our anniversary. Still makes me a little sad. He was my best friend since 3rd grade. I lost way more than a husband in 2014“.
Taylor Lianne Chandler Height
As for the height, Taylor Lianne Chandler stands 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Taylor Lianne Chandler Before
On Facebook, while going public about her relationship with Michael, Taylor Lianne Chandler added that by the time she could walk and talk she made it clear that she was a girl. Growing up she also dressed like a girl. In her early teens, she was medically diagnosed and went on testosterone blockers. At the age of 15, she underwent the procedure of estrogen enhancers.
Plus, her birth certificate was modified along with her name while she was a teenager, before any corrective surgery.
Taylor opened up that she never revealed it to her friends. People she dated and married knew nothing of her past. She pressed on, “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.”
How Old Is Taylor Lianne Chandler?
Born on 24 November 1972, Taylor Lianne Chandler turned 49 years old in 2021.
Taylor Lianne Chandler Job
Taylor Lianne Chandler works as a Transgender Health Coordinator for Us Helping Us People To Living, Inc. in Washington, DC. She is also a part of the National organizing team for the National Trans Visibility March. She is a published author and National speaker on Gender Rights.
Furthermore, she is also part of the Marketing Team for Capital Pride Alliance and an Executive Producer with Capital Pride & Capital Trans Pride in Washington DC. She sits on the board of We the People, May Is? All About Trans and the Board President of FLUX Aids Healthcare Foundation for Washington, DC.
Taylor holds a degree in Social and Behavioral Science, as well as her VQAS in American Sign Language from the state of Virginia. She was nominated in 2006 for the Energizer Battery Keep Going Hall of Fame. She has appeared in Glamour, Time, and Cosmopolitan, as well as, The Howard Stern Show, E! News and Entertainment Tonight, and many other news TV and Radio shows.
She has also authored a book titled TRANSectors. An autobiography “The Making of Going For The Gold” was released by Riverdale Avenue Books which covers the story of Taylor’s divorce and moving to DC.
Taylor Lianne Chandler Net Worth
As of 2022, Taylor Lianne Chandler’s net worth should be under $1 million.
When Is Taylor Lianne Chandler Birthday?
Taylor celebrates her birthday on 24 November.
What Is Taylor Lianne Chandler Birth Name?
The birth name of Taylor is David Roy Fitch. First, she changed her name to Paige and then Taylor.
Is Taylor Lianne Chandler On Instagram And Twitter?
On Instagram, Taylor goes by the handle name (@RealTayChaTLC) where she has 11.2k followers. On Twitter (@RealTayChaTLC), she has 23.1k followers.