Joey Mead's husband Ian King comes out as a trans woman
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Businessman Ian King, husband of TV host and model Joey Mead King, has come out as a trans woman.
On Instagram Saturday, July 2, Ian, now using the name Angelina Mead King, posted a photo of her and Joey together. The caption goes: "My rock and my number one supporter! @joeymeadking I Love You! "
Joey responded to the post by saying "Love is Love."
Friends of the couple such as Myrza Sison, designer Mark Bumgarner, Rajo Laurel, and others posted messages of encouragement for the couple.
On her Instagram account, Joey posted a photo with the caption "Freedom."
The same photo was reposted on the Instagram account @hailtothe_king, Angelina's other account, with the caption: "Best hangover cure @joeymeadking."
Angelina's brother Atticus also showed support by posting a photo on Instagram.
"Here's a pic with my former kuya who is now my ate. Meet my "new" sister Angie @hailtothe_queen_ @kim_epil, @joeymeadking," Atticus said.
Motoring journalist James Deakin showed support for Ian's transition by posting a message on Facebook.
"So one of the car guys I look up to the most, is now a woman. Hey, if you ain't hurting anyone and it makes you happy, it's all the same to me. Good luck, Ian/Angie," he said.
Angelina thanked James via Twitter.
Angelina also posted this message on Facebook.
"What's a dream, I couldn't sleep from being so happy! Thank you to everyone for the love and support. You can't imagine what kind of weight has been lifted off my heart. I am excited to see you all soon," she wrote.
Angelina, who manages Victoria Court and is behind the Car Porn Racing automotive business, married Joey back in 2011. – Rappler.com