Legendary Singer Sade Son Calls His Transition From Woman To Becoming A Man “Emotional & Painful”

June is Pride Month, and many celebrities are opening up about their journeys through gender and sexuality.

We’ve seen many people make the decision to transition, and while we are able to celebrate their success on the other side, we do not often see how complicated the process is for them. Sade’s son Izaak Theo Adu-Watts used his social media to discuss the painful road from female to male in a lengthy post.

Izaak was born Mickailia “Ila” Adu in 1996 to R&B icon Sade Adu. He came out publicly as transgender in 2016 before receiving gender-affirming surgery in 2019. At the time, Izaak opened up to his followers by sharing an image from his hospital bed.

“This process is trying, tiring, painful, emotionally exhausting, physically exhausting, uncomfortable (like I can’t sleep like a normal human being rn lol),” he said with an air of humor. Izaak admitted to followers that he questioned himself and wondered why he would put himself through so much just to become the person he wanted to be.

“At the end of the day, this is the path that was laid out for me, and I’ll walk it to the end,” Izaak said.He used a quote from his father, Bob Morgan, to explain his dedication to seeing the process through.

“Keep your eyes on the horizon,” he told fans, following up with, “and that’s what I do because through all this pain is the comfort that it’s not forever and I have the rest of my life ahead of me, and I am so, SO DAMN EXCITED.”

For Izaak, the work he did has helped change his life and allowed him to walk in his truth. These days, he’s a model and even walked in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show. “Wait what, @savagexfenty… still in shock, tbh,” he said in one post.

The transition also brought love into Izaak’s life. He tied the knot in December of 2021 to a woman named Emily Margaret Shakeshaft. Emily and Izaak connected after she messaged him on Instagram to inquire about his transition.

He thanked her in a post for her love and companionship, saying, “Margie Marge, You are my moonlight in the dark; I love you with all of my heart.”

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