A bit of news that fell from the headlines was the relationship that Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was rumored to have been in with transgender model Mia Isabella. Now making news again, Kaepernick is the new face of Nike and its 30th anniversary advertising campaign.
According to IBT, Isabella confirmed the romantic relationship after originally remaining quiet to protect him. Isabella originally remained quiet about her love for Kaepernick to “protect” him. “I loved him very much and he cared for me greatly, but in order to protect his brand I made him walk away from me,” she told the news source in an email. “Knowing the persecution he would face because I’m a Trans woman.” She added that they had not spoken in months.
“If I’m honest I have not been very good to my own heart. I’ve burdened her with heavy truths too great for it to bear. Today I tell the truth,” she proclaimed on Twitter. “During the @Tyga scandal someone outed my connection w @Kaepernick7 to discriminate against and persecute us because I’m a Trans woman."
“There is nothing wrong with loving a Trans woman,” Isabella continued. “It was my heart and soul he loved it wasn’t because of my sexuality. I have to thank @MichaelSamNFL my publicist @misslainie and my grandmother for holding the truths I told them. It hurt me to lose our bond,” she said about Kaepernick.
Isabella finished: “The persecution of Trans women and Trans attracted men is REAL! But I thank him for being there for me when I almost gave up he saved my life.” Kaepernick had nothing to say about the relationship.