Izaak Theo Adu, the 23-year-old son of iconic singer Sade, has posted a moving Instagram posting thanking his mom for her support.
Izaak came out as trans in 2016. Since that time he has been documenting his transition on social media.
Earlier this year, Izaak underwent bottom surgery. It’s a complicated process of operations that involves a lengthy recovery time. Not all trans men choose to undergo the procedure.
Six months after surgery, Izaak posted a message on Wednesday that he was finally being allowed home.
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It’s been a long hard road but We did it!! We are coming home!!!! Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am. Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me. The purest heart. I love you so much. Queen of queens ?? #mumma #lioness #queen #iloveyou
“It’s been a long hard road but We did it!! We are coming home!!!!
“Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am. Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me. The purest heart. I love you so much. Queen of queens ♥️”
The accompanying image was of him hugging his mom in a restaurant.
Izaak is the son of Sade Adu and music producer Bob Morgan. He has previously thanked both his parents and friends for their support, as well as sharing details online of his transition.
Sade shot to worldwide fame in the early 1980s with hits including “Smooth Operator” and “Diamond Life”. Her last album was 2010’s “Soldier of Love”.
She is not the only celebrity with a trans child: Cher‘s son Chaz came out as trans in the 2000s. Actress Cynthia Nixon also has a trans son, Seph. In April, actress Charlize Theron revealed one of her children is trans.
Earlier this year, Izaak posted a video to YouTube detailing his experiences as he began the surgical procedure to create a penis (‘phalloplasty’).
In the summer, he posted to Instagram of how challenging the recovery period was proving.
“This process is trying, tiring, painful, emotionally exhausting, physically exhausting, uncomfortable (like I can’t sleep like a normal human being rn lol) I often ask myself “why the fuck do I have to endure this to be who I am” but at the end of the day this is the path that was laid out for me and I’ll walk it to the end.
“My dad always says “keep your eyes on the horizon” and that’s what I do because through all this pain is the comfort that it’s not forever and I have the rest of my life ahead of me and I am so, SO DAMN EXCITED.”