She was a boy, he was a girl, now they’re happy together!

They’re from Tulsa in the USA, and boy, don’t they look cute and hot! But the guy was born a girl and the girl was born a boy. Two years ago Arin was a girl called Emerald …and girlfriend Katie was a boy named Luke. Yup this is a very rare couple, a transgender couple in love. Or a some say the ‘new’ heterosexual couple.

Arin and Katie,  don't you just love them?

Arin and Katie, don’t you just love them?

Arin Andrews and Katie Hill look like your average teenage couple in the throes of summer love, but their journey has been anything but average.

Arin, 17, and Katie, 19, have both undergone transgender reassignment surgeries and for the first time in their lives, say the’ve never been more comfortable together.

The couple met two years ago at a support group for transgender teenagers, and quickly grew inseparable.

Arin, 17, and Katie, 19, have both undergone surgery to change their gender. Just over a year ago Katie, a university student, had gender reassignment surgery.

Last month Arin, who is still at school, had his breasts removed.

They were profiled by The Sun this week following Arin’s surgery to remove his breasts:

“I hated my breasts. I always felt like they didn’t belong. Now I finally feel comfortable in my own body. Now when I’m out in a public pool or lifting weights, no one raises an eyebrow. They just think I’m a guy. I can wear a tank top, which I couldn’t before, and I can go swimming shirtless. I can just be a regular guy. And I’m so lucky to have my family and Katie to rely on.”

Originally from Tulsa, OK, the teens say despite being bullied and having to change schools, their parents have been nothing but supportive. Their families, in turn, are grateful for Arin and Katie’s relationship, saying it has helped both with transitioning.

“To me, Arin’s just my Arin,” said Katie. “He’s always looked manly to me. But now he’s had the surgery he’s much more confident and comfortable with himself. Being transgender myself, I understand Arin better than anybody else — how good he feels and how complete he feels.”

It has also been difficult for the teenagers’ families, as they have had to come to terms with losing their son and daughter — and also some of their own friends.

Arin’s mum Denise says: “There are still people we don’t interact with any more. I know they questioned me as a parent.”

It is hard for anyone comfortable with their gender to understand how disturbing it is for young people to feel forced to live in the wrong body, writes Sun Agony Aunt Deidre Sanders.

Of course, parents have to be careful not to jump to conclusions. But when children seem depressed and talk of feeling they are in the wrong body, parents should not allow their own anxieties to make them dismiss it.

The couple says they plan to undergo more surgeries to complete their respective transitions, but for now, are content being the cutest sun-baked couple on the lake.

 

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One Response to She was a boy, he was a girl, now they’re happy together!

  1. boy shakira

    July 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Newsnet I heart this story….

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