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Taylor Lianne Chandler
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Taylor Lianne Chandler
Taylor Lianne Chandler at Howard Stern Show
BornNovember 24, 1972 (age 42)
ResidenceWashington, D.C., United States
Taylor Lianne Chandler (born November 24, 1972), also known as Taylor Chandler, is a former sign language interpreterand crisis management consultant. She gained attention in November 2014 due to her relationship with Olympic Gold Medalwinning swimmer Michael Phelps.
1 Early life
4 Personal life
6 Adult film career
7 Writing career
9 External links
Chandler was born David Roy Fitch, an intersex baby, in Lewiston, Maine. Her mother died in a car accident when Chandler was 3 months old; her father is equestrian harness-racing legend Leigh “The Fox” Fitch. Chandler was raised by Fitch’s parents.
Chandler admits to having been the victim of molestation at the end of third grade, which resulted in her transferring to a private school, misgendered as a boy although she identified as female.
Chandler left her family at the age of 15 and was legally emancipated at age 16. During that time, she legally changed her name to Paige Victoria Whitney.
Chandler was diagnosed as intersex in her early teens, and underwent corrective surgery in her twenties to remove her male genitalia in 1993.
She later changed her name to Taylor Lianne Whitney. Her past marriage to a State Department employee resulted in her surname change to Chandler; she has a daughter from this marriage.
Chandler attended Coastline Community College and Valencia State College and graduated in July 2008 with a degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is proficient in American Sign Language, with credentials in Quality Assurance (QA), Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS), Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), and Visual Phonics (VP) in Sign Language Interpreting.
Chandler was a sign language interpreter and crisis management consultant in Washington, DC from October 2013 to November 2014, primarily working on Capitol Hill.The media attention given to her relationship with Phelps and her intersex status has resulted in Chandler shuttering her company.
Chandler gained national media attention when it was revealed she was in a relationship with 22-time Olympic Gold Medalist and swimmer Michael Phelps. The pair met on the dating app Tinder in August 2014 and started their relationship in September of the same year.
The affair was exposed on The Hollywood Gossip on October 3, 2014, 3 days after Phelps was arrested for a DUI. Chandler’s gender was made public by The National Enquirer on November 19, 2014, after the pair terminated their relationship. Pop culture media site TMZ also exposed her relationship with Phelps. Chandler has also spoken on The Howard Stern Show on the subject of her relationship with Phelps and her sexuality.
Chandler was hospitalized on January 26, 2015, during a trip to a CVS drugstore. She received care at a Fairfax, Virginia hospital for anorexia, stress, and malnourishment, due to the emotional toll linked to her media attention. Chandler told media she had lost 14 pounds and went from a size 6 to a size 0 between September 30 and November 26, 2015, due to the stress.
Chandler is intersex – she possesses male genitalia but no testicles, and a uterus but no ovaries. She speaks on the subject of intersexuality and gender rights since coming out publicly. Chandler has always identified as a woman.
Adult film career
Adult production firm Vivid Entertainment approached Chandler in November 2014 with an offer to create an adult film based on her relationship with Phelps. Vivid Entertainment is known for its celebrity sex tapes starring Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson, Kendra Wilkinson, and others, under its Vivid Celeb imprint. The movie, “Going For the Gold”, was released online on January 12, 2015.
Publisher Riverdale Avenue Books released an ebook, co-authored by Chandler and romance writer Lissa Trevor, outlining the behind-the-scenes story of her Vivid Entertainment film. The book, “The Making of Going for the Gold”, was released on January 14, 2015. Riverdale Avenue Books also published an erotica ebook by Chandler. The book, entitled “Super Bowl Surprise”, was released on February 1, 2015.
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Jump up^ "Taylor Chandler to Appear on Howard Stern Show January 6". AVN (magazine). Retrieved 9 February 2015.
Jump up^ "Taylor Lianne Chandler's Story Shows That The Media Has To Change How It Reports on Trans and Intersex Individuals". Bustle (magazine). Retrieved9 February 2015.
Jump up^ Boren, Cindy (20 November 2014). "Michael Phelps’ alleged girlfriend says she was born intersex". The Washington Post. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
Jump up^ "Taylor Lianne Chandler: Michael Phelps' New Girlfriend Was With Him the Night of His Arrest?". Hollywood Gossip. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
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Jump up^ "Michael Phelps Girlfriend: Taylor Lianne Chandler Passes Out In CVS Due To 'Stress & Malnourishment'". Enstarz. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
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Jump up^ Astorino, Claudia (23 November 2014). "The real Michael Phelps 'scandal' is the offensive portrayal of intersex people". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
Jump up^ "Intersex porn "Going for Gold" alleges to show details of olympian Michael Phelps' relationship with Taylor Lianne Chandler". Sun-Times. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
Jump up^ "Michael Phelps Girlfriend: Taylor Lianne Chandler's Book To Be Released Soon Where She'll Dish On Her Rough Journey In The Spotlight". Enstarz. Retrieved10 February 2015.
Jump up^ "Taylor Chandler Pens ‘Super Bowl Surprise’". aan.xxx. Retrieved 10 February2015.