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Heather Dubrow Refutes Claim She's Using Her Transgender Child To 'Remain Relevant'

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By Favour Adegoke on March 13, 2023 at 1:00 AM EDT

Heather Dubrow recently came under fire for celebrating her transgender child, who now goes by the name Ace. Her announcement was slammed by people accusing her of using her child to remain relevant on "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

The TV personality denied the claim and said she would never take advantage of her children. Dubrow emphasized that she and her family's only goal was to safeguard their child's well-being physically and emotionally. 

Keep on reading to learn more.

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Heather Dubrow Says She Would Never Use Her Children To Generate Content

Heather Dubrow

Heather Dubrow celebrated International Son's Day by taking to Instagram to share the news that her child is transgender. However, her announcement was met with criticism as some people felt she was only trying to "stay relevant" or "create drama" for herself on "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

Addressing these remarks on her podcast, Let's Talk, Dubrow adamantly denied such claims, stating they couldn't be further from the truth. Per TooFab, she emphasized that she would never exploit and use her children to generate "content" and that such insinuations were unfounded and hurtful.

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'It's About Protecting My Kids' 

'Botched' Star, Terry Dubrow and his 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Wife Heather Dubrow

During her podcast, Dubrow delved into the reasoning behind her family's decision to disclose her child's transition to the public. She reiterated that their primary objective was to safeguard their child's physical and emotional well-being stating, "It's all about protecting my kids," she said, "physically and emotionally."

For Dubrow and her family, the announcement was a way to celebrate their child's identity and demonstrate their love and support for his journey. She also hinted at the external factors that influenced their decision, noting that "there are other people who want to tell your children's stories for them" and that it was essential for them to get ahead of the narrative and share their story before someone else did.

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By taking control of the narrative and sharing their story on their terms, Dubrow and her family aimed to send a clear message of acceptance, support, and love for their child's journey.

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Heather Dubrow Announces Her Child's Transition On Instagram

In a heartwarming Instagram tribute on Saturday, Dubrow revealed that her youngest child is transgender and that he had chosen his new name - Ace. The post featured a beautiful photo of the name "Ace" written on the sand on a beach.

The 54-year-old used the occasion of International Sons Day to express her love and support for her child. In the caption, she praised Ace, emphasizing the importance of creating a safe and nurturing environment for children to thrive as confident and independent individuals. Dubrow wrote, "Our job as parents is to give our kids a safe and supportive environment so they can grow up healthy, happy, confident, independent humans."

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In the post, Dubrow made it clear that although Ace is a 12-year-old child, he has a long road ahead and that his story belongs to him, and that he will have the power to share it when he's ready. Either way, she and her husband are proud of Ace and will continue to love and support him unconditionally.

Heather Dubrow Aims To Encourage Conversations Around Gender Identities

Heather Dubrow and husband Terry snuggle up at dinner at Craig’s.

Dubrow has always been an advocate for her children's journeys and identities. Her son Max, 19, came out as bisexual in June 2020, and her daughter Kat, 16, shared that she is a lesbian in February of the same year. Dubrow showed her unwavering support for her children when they came out. 

With her kids expressing and being vocal about their sexual and gender identities, Dubrow believes it is crucial to support them as they navigate their unique paths. She explained to People magazine in February 2022, "We've got four kids; they are different genders, different sexualities, and all at interesting places in their lives, figuring out who they are and where they belong as humans."

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Dubrow's commitment to sharing her children's stories is also a significant reason why she returned to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" in 2021. She recognizes the importance of continuing these conversations in other families and promoting acceptance and understanding of all identities, saying, "I felt like our purpose is to keep those conversations going in other families."

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