Joey Mead's husband Ian King is now a trans woman

by Karen A.P. Caliwara
Jul 3, 2016
Joey Mead became Mrs. Ian Angelo King in November 2011. Today, Ian and Joey proudly announced that he's a "trans woman."

Currently a brewing topic among car enthusiasts and fashion fans are the Instagram posts of couple Joey Mead and Ian Angelo King.

The two got married in November 2011.

She's a top model/host, and has repeatedly described the state of her marriage as "deeply happy."

He's a businessman, the managing director of Victoria Court, and a Porsche-phile, who turned his love for cars into a lucrative venture, the Car Porn Racing.

Today, July 2, Joey posted this photo on her Instagram account with the caption: "Freedom."

Freedom ..??

A photo posted by joeymeadking (@joeymeadking) on

Ian posted the same photo on his Instagram account @hailtothe_king with the caption, "Best hangover cure @joeymead."

Best hangover cure ?? @joeymeadking

A photo posted by Ian King (@hailtothe_king) on

Their closest friends—designer Mark Bumgarner, former beauty queen Maggie Wilson, host/model Bianca Valerio, photographer Niccolo Cosme—had posted encouraging words for the two.

Then, motoring journalist James Deakin enunciated on his Facebook account: "So one of the car guys I look up to the most, is now a woman.

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"Hey, if you ain't hurting anyone and it makes you happy, it's all the same to me. Good luck, Ian/Angie."

On Twitter, Ian responded to James's post:

IAN'S SECOND IG ACCOUNT. It has been active since 2012, and has 1,831 followers to date.

She uses Angelina Mead King as her account name and @hailtothe_queen_ as her handle name.

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Her description indicated she is a trans woman, which, according to, is a person who was "assigned male at birth but identify and live as a woman."

But the best part of this story: Joey, according to Angelina, has been her "rock and number one supporter" throughout her transition.

Here's Angelina's post an hour ago.

My rock and my number one supporter! @joeymeadking I Love You! ?????? #loveislove #beproud #betruebeyou #lovewins #transgender #mtf

A photo posted by Angelina Mead King (@hailtothe_queen_) on

To this, Joey commented, "Love is love."

A follower of Deakin put it this way: "He can be trans woman and love another woman just the same."

Or we can just underline one of Angelina's hashtags: #lovewins!

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