BFFs who met as teens get married after one transitions to male

BFFs who met as teens get married after one transitions to male

Two greatest buddies who met as schoolgirls have revealed how they fell in love after one grew to become a person.

Aaron Capener, 25, first met his now-wife Kayla, 26, at center faculty in Kingsport, Tennessee — lengthy earlier than he realized he was a male trapped in a younger girl’s physique.

The pair tied the knot late final yr after Kayla supported Aaron by means of his turbulent transition course of.

“Kayla and I are fortunately married and all of the trials and tribulations I’ve been by means of to get up to now have been so price it,” Aaron gushed in an interview with SWNS.

“We had a connection that was instantaneous — however our romantic relationship was a slower development,” he added.

In the meantime, Kayla cooed: “Our relationship was constructed upon our friendship and I consider that’s what makes it so sturdy.”

Aaron and Kayla Capener are pictured at left on their wedding ceremony day final yr. The pair first met as schoolgirls in Tennessee, six years earlier than Aaron transitioned to turn out to be a person.

The couple stored in shut contact over time and rekindled their friendship when Aaron returned to stay in Kingsport after transitioning. Aaron Capener / SWNS

Aaron was 14-years-old — and nonetheless presenting as feminine — when he first laid eyes on Kayla in Kingsport, with the pair quickly changing into greatest buddies.

The teenager shortly realized that he was harboring romantic emotions for Kayla, however didn’t dare articulate them for concern of being outed.

Simply months later, Aaron was compelled to relocate to Oregon together with his household, however he nonetheless stayed in contact together with his bestie, Snapchatting and talking on the telephone.

Aaron — who was raised in a conservative family and went to church 4 occasions per week — slowly grew aside from his household and started to appreciate he felt completely different from different youngsters.

“My early years have been difficult as a result of I knew from a younger age I wasn’t feeling what others my age have been feeling,” he defined.

Aaron — pictured as a younger lady — stated he at all times felt completely different rising up in a conservative household. Aaron Capener / SWNS

Whereas nonetheless presenting as a feminine, Aaron got here out as a lesbian. He later realized he was transgender, and started dwelling as a person. Aaron Capener / SWNS

“As I began to mature and undergo puberty, it grew to become evident to me one thing didn’t really feel regular and I began doing my very own analysis,” he continued. “Due to my background I by no means explored my emotions, I used to be so sheltered from the existence of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood.”

Aaron quickly got here out as a lesbian and confronted the household’s disapproval.

“Once I got here out homosexual at first, my household have been extraordinarily disillusioned they usually stored making excuses as to why I used to be saying this stuff,” he acknowledged. “They made me see the pastor at our church to attempt to ‘treatment’ my emotions, they usually then began saying I used to be merely not praying exhausting sufficient.”

On the age of 16, Aaron moved out of dwelling, working at McDonald’s to help himself. He quickly realized he was transgender, and started dwelling as a person. All of the whereas, he was nonetheless staying in contact with Kayla.

The pair shortly rekindled their friendship and, after assembly a handful of occasions, Aaron plucked up the braveness to kiss Kayla to see if his romantic wishes have been reciprocated.Aaron Capener / SWNS

In 2016, Aaron determined to maneuver again to Kingsport, the place Kayla was nonetheless dwelling.

The pair shortly rekindled their friendship and, after assembly a handful of occasions, Aaron plucked up the braveness to kiss Kayla to see if his romantic wishes have been reciprocated.

Miraculously, Kayla confessed that she felt the identical, and the couple has been at one another’s aspect ever since.

“While Aaron was away in Oregon, I stored updated together with his transition and what was occurring with him all these years,” she informed SWNS. “It felt actually pure transferring from being buddies to being in a relationship. Aaron was at all times the identical individual it doesn’t matter what his identify or pronouns have been, so his transition didn’t have an effect on our relationship within the slightest.”

“We at all times had a connection that felt deeper than simply buddies, and though I didn’t perceive it after we have been youthful, it began to make sense after we have been reunited after Aaron’s transition,” she added.

“Aaron was at all times the identical individual it doesn’t matter what his identify or pronouns have been, so his transition didn’t have an effect on our relationship within the slightest:” Kayla realized her emotions for Aaron, and the pair started relationship. They tied the knot final yr. Aaron Capener / SWNS

The pair married final yr, with a few of their center faculty buddies turning out to assist have a good time.

“I’m extremely blessed to have Kayla as my spouse and for her to have beloved me it doesn’t matter what gender I introduced as,” Aaron enthused. “Plucking up the braveness to kiss her was large, and when she kissed me again I’d by no means felt so pleased.”

“I’d felt this manner because the second I met her and to have her as my spouse now could be a dream come true,” he additional gushed. “Unconditional means with out situation — and her love for me was, and nonetheless is, simply that.”

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