How Well Are Warren Beatty And Annette Bening Coping With Their Transgender Son?

Rumor has it Warren Beatty and Annette Bening’s biological daughter, born Kathlyn Beatty, has been living life as Stephen and wants a sex-change operation now that he’s 18. Stephen’s celebrity parents had allegedly pulled him from the Buckley School in Los Angeles to home school him out of the public eye, because who needs another reason for prying eyes to infiltrate the privacy of your celebrity bubble?

“Warren Beatty is beside himself over the situation,” a supposed “source” tells The National Enquirer. “He and Annette have tried to deal with this over the years when their daughter was younger, but she’s determined to go ahead with the transgender operation, just like Chastity [Chaz Bono].”

It makes sense that Stephen’s parents would want to protect him from the creepy paparazzi as a child, but now that Stephen’s 18 why hasn’t he gone ahead with the full transition? Have Beatty and Bening discouraged Stephen to go through it or are they keeping the young man hidden from view so he can experience the transformation on his own terms? Raising a trans child presents its own challenges. But maybe Stephen could team up with Chaz as a sort of trans celebrity big brother for support and advice. After all, Chaz would be a much better choice than the star of Killer Drag Queens on Dope Alexis Arquette.