Fiancée of transgender woman: “Our baby’s Dad swapped sex before I gave birth”

Growing up, Gemma Smith-Bourgaize, 32, always longed to become a mum – and last month her dream came true when she gave birth to her daughter, Megan-May.

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by Emily Cope |
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But Gemma’s family set-up is far from conventional as her partner, Lexi, 22, was born male and is waiting for a sex change.

When the couple first met Lexi was still living as a man, and Gemma was a lesbian - but, against the odds, they fell in love.

Then, a year later, Lexi - who has the same surname as Gemma after they changed their names by deed poll - shocked Gemma by revealing she wanted to become a woman.

Gemma fell in love with Lexi when she was a man named Luke

Amazingly, despite Gemma’s initial disappointment, she accepted her partner’s decision – and now the couple are thrilled to have both become mums.

Gemma, from Guernsey, says: “When I first saw Lexi, I knew I fancied her - even though she hadn't transitioned yet.


"She was tall, dark and handsome and we connected. I effectively became straight for her so I was dumbstruck when a year later she told me she wanted to become a woman.

"But now we're happier than ever. Our daughter, Megan-May is perfect and I’m thrilled to finally have the family I’ve always dreamed of.”

To read more of Lexi and Gemma's story, get your copy of this week's Closer, out now.

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