Irina Shayk, the ex-partner of Bradley Cooper, has revealed she grew up feeling like she was supposed to be a boy.
The 34-year-old model, who has a three-year-old daughter, Lea, with Cooper, made the comments during her cover interview for the March issue of British Vogue.
“I always felt like I was born in the wrong body,” she told the publication. “I felt I was supposed to be a boy.”
She added: “I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because my father always wanted a boy.”
Shayk said she started feeling like this when she was 14, after her father’s sudden death from pneumonia.
“When my father passed away, I thought, ‘Since I’m a guy, now it’s my time to take care of the family.’ I said to myself I would never get married.”
While Shayk says she now “love being a woman” after having outgrown her feeling that she was supposed to be born a boy, her words tap into a prevalent conversation surrounding children and gender confusion.
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