Their relationship had been going so well.
Except for one little thing — a month into their relationship, Kieran, 23, told his new girlfriend he’d been born a girl.
“Kieran sat me down and said he had something to tell me. He blurted out he’d been born a girl called Ciara,” Charlotte, a 20-year-old barista from London, told UK newspaper The Mirror.
“I was so surprised. He was so manly. I never had any suspicions.
“Kieran was really nervous and told me he’d understand if I just wanted to be friends. We talked it through for hours.
“I knew I still loved him and wanted to be with him. It didn’t matter he’d been born a girl.”
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Kieran, who was unhappy with his gender at age four, was diagnosed as transgender aged 16 after seeing a counsellor, The Mirror reports.
He started taking hormone tablets, then started monthly testosterone injections in 2009 and had a double mastectomy two years later at age 20.
He told the newspaper he was “blown away by (Charlotte’s) beauty” when he first met her — which made him all the more “terrified” about how she’d react to the news.
“Other girlfriends have been ashamed of who I am, but when I told Charlotte, she was so accepting. She’s amazing,” Kieran, originally from New Zealand, said.