One Direction, Shawn Mendes Songwriter Teddy Geiger Says He Is Transitioning

The 'Stitches' producer announces on Instagram that he is in the process of transitioning after receiving a question from a fan, asking why he looks different.

AceShowbiz - Hit songwriter %cTeddy Geiger% announced on Instagram on October 27 that he is in the process of transitioning from male to female. He shared the news after a fan asked him about his appearance, which looks different.

Teddy posted on Instagram a screenshot of the answer. "Okay... Because u asked nicely.. I am transitioning," he wrote. "I started talking about it with a couple of my close friends and family about a month ago and it's given me the courage to start the process. I feel like the next step is to tell all y'all. So here goes. Love it or hate this is who I have been for a looong time. I love you guys. Talk soon byeee."


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Following the announcement, many people showered him with support and love. %cShawn Mendes% was one of them. The 19-year-old heartthrob commented, "Love u," adding four heart emojis. Teddy later posted on Instagram a selfie of himself lying in bed, expressing his gratitude to those who supported him. He captioned it, "Woke up to so much love. I have the best friends."

This is the second time the producer gets everyone's attention. Teddy first drew public attention when he became a finalist on VH1's reality show "In Search of the Partridge Family", which led the producer to make his solo debut with "Underage Thinking" at the age of 16. However, he later decided to focus on being a songwriter after the songs that he wrote for %cOne Direction% and Shawn became hits, resulting in Shawn thinking highly of him.

Praising the "Treat You Better" songwriter, Shawn said in an interview with MTV News that Teddy understood him. "There's this thing that I think that we really connect on that level, where they both kind of really understood what it was like to be the singer and be the performer," the "Mercy" singer said. "[They] understand the music we're writing."

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