Heather Dubrow celebrates the birth of a child as transgender
In a recent Instagram post Heather Dubrow revealed that her youngest child came out as transgender and now goes by the name Ace.
The “This is Life” actress celebrated her child on International Boys’ Day with a heartfelt caption. Last year, Heather also talked about children’s unique gender identity in an interview.
By encouraging their children to explore and discover who they are, the Dubrows hope to create a space where discussions of sexuality and gender are normalized and treated as part of everyday conversation.
Read on to learn more.
Heather Dubrow’s youngest child comes out as transgender
Heather and Terry Dubrow have four children, twins Max and Nick, 19, Kat, 16, and their youngest child, Ace, 12.
That social media In Saturday’s post, the 54-year-old “Real Housewives of Orange County” star shared an update on her youngest child. Heather revealed that their 12-year-old son came out as transgender and now goes by the name Ace. To celebrate International Day of the Son, he posted a photo of a beach with the word ‘Ace’ written in the sand and captioned it: ‘We love you our youngest son Ace’.
“As parents, it is our job to provide a safe and supportive environment for our children so that they can grow up to be healthy, happy, self-confident and independent people. “Because Ace is a 12-year-old kid with a long life ahead of him, we’ll let him tell his own story someday if he chooses,” Heather said. He added: “All we can say is Ace, we love you so much and are proud to be your parents. Your siblings also love and support you.”
The Dubrow family has assured their child of their support, and Heather’s post is a message of love and acceptance for Ace.
The Dubrows support and encourage their children
During an interview People magazine In February 2022, Heather shared that her daughter, Max, was bi a year earlier, and her second daughter, Kat, was also a lesbian.
As a proud mother of four, Heather acknowledged that her children are in the process of discovering themselves and figuring out their place in the world as individuals.
Commenting on Ace’s personality at the time, Terry stated that the pre-teen was always determined and “a very complex, layered person”. Terry also mentioned that Ace is “going through a lot of self-exploration” and discovering himself.
On the other hand, Heather expressed her displeasure at the labels placed on Ace due to their clothing choices. As he pointed out, he believes that clothing should not be labeled and should simply be seen as clothing.
“Everyone always looked at (Ace) because (Ace) dresses like a boy, which is why I hate labels like that. It’s a dress. Clothing should just be clothing at this point,” he said.
“What does it matter what we wear?”
Despite these obstacles, the Dubrow parents continue to support Ace and are committed to creating a safe and loving environment for their child’s journey of self-discovery.
Citing one example, the “bravolebrity” expressed her admiration for actor Billy Porter, who rocked a stunning outfit on the runway. She said she believes that fashion choices should not be a matter of debate and that everyone should be given the freedom to dress however they want.
“Billy Porter wears a beautiful dress on the runway. It looks phenomenal. What does it matter what we wear?” she declared Per PeopleHe called Ace a “really cool kid.”
Heather and Terry Dubrow’s goal is to create a safe place for their children
When discussing their return to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” last season, the Dubrows said they wanted to use their broad platform to share their family’s story and promote positive change.
Heather explained that they saw an opportunity to start meaningful conversations in other families, while Terry emphasized the importance of discussing sexuality openly and honestly.
As a famous plastic surgeon and star of “Botched,” Terry recognizes that coming to terms with sexuality is a significant event that affects many different people. “We just want people to realize that this should be part of normal conversations,” he said at the time.