Former WWE Superstar Gabbi Tuft Comes Out as Transgender: 'I Love Myself for Who I Am'

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Gabbi Tuft is living her truth.

The former WWE superstar, 42, came out as transgender in a lengthy statement shared on her social media accounts on Thursday, writing alongside a photo of herself, "This is me. Unashamed, unabashedly me."

Tuft, who previously wrestled under the ring name Tyler Reks, went on to open up about her journey, saying that the "previous eight months have been some of the darkest of my entire life."

"The emotional turmoil of being transgender and having to face the world has almost ended me on multiple occasions," she recalled. "However, the day I stopped caring about what other people thought, was the day I truly became limitless and allowed my authentic self to come into the light."

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In her statement, Tuft also thanked her "loving" wife Priscilla — with whom she shares 9-year-old daughter Mia — and those who "have accepted me for who I am."

"To them, I am forever grateful. Your support along the way means more than you will ever know," she wrote.

"I don't expect everyone to agree or understand. It's not my place to change any of your core beliefs. Just know that the outer shell may change, but the soul remains the same," Tuft added.

"I promise to always be transparent and truthful with my journey, and to be a light to those that are in need. This is me," she concluded the post.


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"It's been a very interesting progression," she shared. "Our intimate life has changed quite a bit. We're not active in that way right now, but what we've discovered is a whole different part of our relationship."

Tuft has been married to Priscilla since 2002. In a Instagram Story shared earlier this week, Priscilla teased that the couple "will share the most pivotal transformation in 23 years together."

On Wednesday, Tuft posted a heartfelt tribute to her wife, writing in part, "Our love has crossed many lifetimes. We have fought battles to reach each other... and in other lives to break away from each other. We have waged wars in the name of our love, lost our own life or lives defending it, and been separated by insurmountable distances and odds. Somehow though, in every life, we find each other and our physical and ethereal bodies unite as one soul, as it was meant to be.

"I love you P, until my dying breath...and then I will find you again," she wrote.

Tuft retired from professional wrestling in 2014 following a six-year career with the WWE.