Chris Tyson admits his wife was 'supportive in her own way' when he began to question his gender identity
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YouTuber Chris Tyson has said his wife was 'supportive in her own way' as he began to question his gender identity.
The YouTuber married influencer Katie Tyson in 2018 before welcoming a baby, Tucker, in 2020, but shortly before announcing he was on HRT Tyson shared a tweet to say that the pair were no longer together.
"For a little over a year now me and Katie have been separated," they wrote.
"We are finalizing things soon but these things take time. We like to keep our personal lives private, which a lot of people don’t understand because we share so much, but this is the only time I want to discuss it.
"Please respect our privacy and please do not comment asking questions about this specific topic on our socials about this from here on. Thank you so much love you all."
"It was 2019 and during that phase of my life I was like, 'maybe I'm gender fluid, maybe I'm non-binary'," he recalled.
Tyson went on to say that he and Katie had talked about his gender identity together, and stressed that she'd been aware and present throughout everything he went through.
"Do you guys think that Katie for the last seven years has not been living with me?," they said during the show.
"She was four years my wife, three years my girlfriend but she was there the whole way, she was supportive in her own way."
Tyson said that he and his wife were 'both figuring it out' together, and said it was 'wild' to see a narrative being spun in which Katie was described as not being supportive.
"She helped me get to where I am," Tyson said.
With their HRT journey now out in the open, Tyson said they're currently still thinking about what their next project is going to be, suggesting it could be a new YouTube channel used as a 'place where [they] put everything', or a short film.
"The possibilities are endless right now but that is what makes me so excited," he said. "The world is my oyster."