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Is Tim From '90 Day Fiancé' Transgender? New Details On The Reality Star's Big Secret

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Is Tim From '90 Day Fiancé' Transgender? New Details On The Reality Star's Big Secret

Over the last few years, we’ve seen an onslaught of transgender representation in the media. Transparent, Orange is the New Black, I Am Jazz, and The Danish Girl are television shows and movies that have focused on the issues transgender individuals face on a daily basis, and how society still has a long way to go in terms of acceptance. 

But another show on TLC, in addition to I Am Jazz, is 90 Day Fiancé, which follows couples who have applied for visas, and only have 90 days to decide if they want to get married. One couple, in particular — Tim and Jeniffer — have garnered a lot of attention.

A few days ago, Tim made a post on Instagram, revealing he has a big secret. 


A post shared by Tim Malcolm (Gringo) (@el_gringo_charlotte) on Aug 18, 2019 at 9:54am PDT

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He captioned it, “What is my big secret? The most creative answer in comments will get a personal video shoutout by me!” with hashtags like #lgbtq and #loveeveryone, leading people to believe that he identifies as queer. But is Tim from 90 Day Fiancé transgender? Is that the actual secret?

First, a little background. Tim and Jeniffer met on a dating site and immediately hit it off. Tim told the cameras, “Jeniffer is even prettier than I thought. So now I’m like ‘Wow, this girl really might be out of my league.’”

Tim and Jeniffer both have children from former relationships, with Jeniffer being the mom of 2-year-old Inti Violeta, and Tim co-parenting his daughter, Chloe, with his ex, Veronica. Chloe isn’t his biologically, but he raised her since she was a baby.

Jeniffer and Tim have gotten into fights about his relationship with Veronica. But the big bombshell might not have anything to do with his ex at all.

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In a preview clip for season three of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, the couple are seen having a huge argument, with Jeniffer walking away and throwing her drink in Tim’s face. Fans are now speculating that the secret he’s keeping is that he was born biologically a woman. 


A post shared by Tim Malcolm (Gringo) (@el_gringo_charlotte) on Aug 7, 2019 at 11:30am PDT

Comments on Reddit include things like, “EXACTLY what I was thinking. I don't have a problem with that, but if he IS trans, I think it’s really s***ty of him to develop a relationship without telling Jennifer first,” and, “If that's the case, I really fricking hope she already knows because I would not find it entertaining having Tim dragged on TV for being trans.”

But Tim, who is a Trump supporter and gun owner, has said transphobic things in the past. One meme he posted to Instagram reads, “If you meet a girl that admits she’s wrong, apologizes and changes her ways, dump her because that might be a man. Women don’t do that.”

And while it’s merely speculation, there just doesn’t seem like there’s enough evidence to support the claim that Tim was born a woman. The folks on Twitter have something to say on the matter, though:

Oh boy. Guess we’ll just have to see what happens when the show airs on TLC, Sunday nights at 8 PM.

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Samantha Maffucci is an editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.