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Transformation: Britain's highest-ranking transgender soldier married her actor boyfriend who was born a woman



The transgender couple went through hard times. Until they found each other and were hopeful about their future. They say, that this wedding is just another girl married to another guy.

'We're just like any other bride and groom'

'We're just like any other bride and groom'

Captain Hannah Winterbourne, 31, and Jake Graf, 40, married each other at Chelsea Town Hall in London and said, 'We're just like any other bride and groom'.

The newlywed couple has been dubbed the world's foremost transgender 'power couple' and said their white wedding was 'like a Disney movie'.

A Lovely day

A Lovely day

'We are very happy for Hannah and Jake, delighted for them. And we had a lovely day at their wedding on Friday,' said the parents of Brian and Wendy.

Was 'Terrified'

Was 'Terrified'

Captain Winterbourne said, before their first date she was 'terrified' but is now overjoyed at their nuptials.

Went through hell

Went through hell

Here's a picture of Jake Graf showing his past and present. The transformation is unexpected. Jake said he went through hell when he was a child.

Grew up in South Wales

Grew up in South Wales

Captain Winterbourne, grew up in South Wales with her family before joining the Army. Here's a picture of her with her mother.

Jake and Winterbourne

Jake and Winterbourne

Captain Winterbourne, spent her first few years in the Army as a man who was born in Pontypridd, South Wales, before deciding to undergo a sex-change operation while on a tour of duty at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan 5 years ago.

Jake, began transitioning in his mid-twenties having endured a hellish childhood where he would 'pray every night I would wake up a boy'.

He starred alongside Eddie Redmayne in Hollywood film The Danish Girl.

Found love

Found love

When the couple started dating a few years ago they preferred not to reveal their previous names. Now they found love and wept as they married.

Hannah said, 'I never thought when I was younger this could happen to me. It was always a pipe dream'.

Considered having children

Considered having children

Mrs. Graf said, 'To me, I'm just another girl married to another guy', adding they may consider having children.

The couple will now live in Army quarters near Hannah's barracks. The pair also revealed previously that Jake had popped the question earlier this month while on a holiday in New York and plan to get married next summer.

Hannah had joined the Army as a man and came out as transgender and started transitioning 4 years ago after a tour to Afghanistan.

Before transition

Before transition

Before her transition, Hannah started the process four years ago after a tour of Afghanistan.

She 'forgot about her past' as she transitioned, said, Capt Winterbourne

Front page story

Front page story

Her photo was on the front page story in January 2015 and caught the eye of Jake Graf, who told a mutual friend that he thought she looked cute before the pair starting talking.

Relationship flourished...

Relationship flourished...

They met for their first date at London's South Bank, the fact that Mr. Graf was also transgender made things a lot easier.

Their relationship flourished and in September, the pair got engaged when Mr. Graf who was in 2015 film The Danish Girl alongside Eddie Redmayne proposed in New York's Central Park.

They married each other in a ceremony at Chelsea Town Hall that she described to The Sun as 'like a Disney movie.'

Patrons

Patrons

He said it was only after he met a transgender man when visiting New York at the age of 25 that he felt hopeful.
The newlywed couple, are both patrons of the transgender children's charity Mermaids.

They're keen to start a family together soon.



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