When Dad Becomes A Woman On "PRIMETIME: FAMILY SECRETS," Airing Tuesday, July 7 On ABC
From early on, Ted Prince never felt completely comfortable in his male body. As a boy, he secretly dressed in girls' clothes and wondered what it felt like to be a woman. He felt alone in his gender identity confusion, not knowing that millions of others face the same challenges. Though still confused as an adult, Ted got married and had two children, hoping it would resolve his secret. His wife Rene was aware that he had a closet full of women's clothing, but hoped it wouldn't affect their relationship. But when Ted had an allergic reaction to a bee sting one day, a shocking diagnosis followed that would unleash the inner female Ted always knew he had. And last spring, Ted underwent massive surgery in Thailand to become Chloe.
Chloe describes becoming a woman as magic, but it quickly becomes clear that her choice will forever change her old family dynamic. While Chloe is thrilled with her new body, Rene is not, and the boys are forced to adjust in ways they are not even aware of. Chang interviews Rene and the children to discuss how Chloe's transformation has brought them all into uncharted territory. During the hour, viewers see just how challenging Chloe's transition has been on herself and everyone close to her.