Stereophonics‘ Kelly Jones has spoken about how “proud” he’s of the best way his household has coped along with his daughter transitioning right into a boy.
Born Lolita Bootsy, the frontman’s 15-year-old got here out as homosexual in 2016 – inspiring the Stereophonics observe ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ – earlier than this 12 months transitioning into a boy called Colby.
Talking in a brand new interview, Jones mentioned that though it was “tough” to return to phrases with at first, everybody has been supportive of his son’s transition.
“I’m flabbergasted that, via all this, not one individual has bullied Colby or made any sarcastic feedback to him,” Jones advised the Daily Star. “He seems like a cool little man, too, with a messy haircut and Dr Martens – he’s discovered his personal little model.”
Colby will proceed his GCSEs on the all-girls faculty he attends earlier than making use of for sixth-form schools. Jones mentioned the varsity had been “very cool about all of it”.
He continued: “As a household, it’s all our job to assist him realise he’ll finally get to the place he needs to be, and I’m pleased with how we’ve coped.
“It’s very laborious to place into phrases, but it surely was tough to return to phrases with it firstly. I virtually discovered myself going via a form of grieving course of, as if I’d misplaced a daughter and hadn’t had an opportunity to say goodbye correctly.
“However then you definitely realise they’re the identical individual, the identical soul, and instantly it hits you: Proper, I have to get my head round this. I imply, how powerful should or not it’s to really feel you had been born contained in the flawed physique? I can’t even start to think about.”
Along with Colby, Jones has a teenage daughter referred to as Misty, with ex-partner Rebecca Walters, and a woman named Riley, with spouse Jakki Healy.
Final month, Jones announced the release of new solo album ‘Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day’, which sees him placing an intimate, acoustic spin on a few of Stereophonics’ greatest tracks.
Launched in 2005, the one featured on the Welsh outfit’s fifth album ‘Language. Intercourse. Violence. Different?’ and stays a staple of their dwell reveals to this present day.