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Remember Singer Sade? Her Transgender Son Izaak Is All Grown-up & Married His Longtime Girlfriend

Claudine Varela
Aug 02, 2021
05:24 A.M.
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Sade's transgender son Izaak Theo is now 25 years old and happily married to his longtime girlfriend. After surgery and getting married to the love of his life, he now lives life happily with nothing else to ask for.

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Izaak Theo first made waves after opening up about his transition journey. Formerly Michailia "Ila" Adu, he now goes by the name Izaak Theo and is proudly married to his longtime girlfriend.

Previously, many were shocked to learn that Sade’s daughter Mickailia identified as a man. At the time, he was a feminine woman who wore skirts, lipstick, and sported long weaves.

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HIS GENDER CHANGE

Ultimately, however, he wanted to be true to himself. So, he decided to undergo a gender change. Sade supported this decision, and Mickailia is now known as Izaak.

The Instagram influencer was very open about his journey to becoming a man. In April 2016, he began by injecting testosterone shots that grew him a beard and mustache and gave him a deeper voice.

Sade performs in support of her Soldier of Love release at Oracle Arena on August 26, 2011 | Getty Images

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UNDERGOING SURGERY

By August 2017, he decided to remove both his breasts so he could finally match what he felt inside with his appearance outside. After that change, he started becoming more comfortable with other people by sharing photos of his bare chest on Instagram.

While Izaak felt lucky that his mother supported his decision and that his family loved him for who he was, he said that it also came with a lot of challenges. He revealed that he struggled with fighting for the world to accept him to the point that he fights himself over it, too.

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HIS ENDURING RELATIONSHIP

Today, Izaak is a proud husband who enjoys showing off his happy relationship to the world. He married Emily Margaret Shakeshaft in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii.

The couple met in May 2019 through Instagram. However, Shakeshaft had been following him since 2014. According to the lovely woman, their interactions began after she decided to message him to congratulate him on his transition.

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HOW THEY BEGAN DATING

Minutes later, Izaak responded to her, and they began messaging one another for months. Speaking about the incident, she shared:

“I consider myself a straight woman so it’s also something the straight community needs to understand, when you are trans, you are that gender not something separate.”

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

By November 2019, Izaak flew from England to California to meet Shakeshaft in person. They ended up moving in together from that time, and they've stayed together ever since.

Shakeshaft works as a hairdresser and artist in Fresno, California. Meanwhile, Izaak is a model and artist from London.

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REALIZING THEY WANTED TO GET MARRIED

While they decided to live in California, they frequently travel overseas to visit extended families. After all, Izaak's parents and her father were all overseas.

The artist admitted that she never imagined at first that she'd end up marrying Izaak. However, she soon realized she wanted to marry him, as he seamlessly fit into her family, and he easily became a part of her life.

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THEIR INTIMATE ENGAGEMENT

Before getting engaged, Izaak asked for his parents' blessing, revealing he wanted to marry Shakeshaft. When they were supportive, they took out their "Stick and Poke Tattoo Kit," and they tattoed his initials on her ring finger.

Initially, they wanted to get married in New York in November 2020. However, COVID-19 stopped this from happening as Izaak was working in England, and he was unable to travel to the US.

They ultimately chose Hawaii for their wedding, and it turned out to be perfect for them despite it being intimate. Only the couple plus Shakeshaft's mom Hannah were in attendance, and she presided over the wedding.

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