'I love this woman so much': Teddy Geiger announces engagement with Emily Hampshire
Geiger came out as transgender in October 2017 and her relationship with Hampshire is her first since transitioning
Musician Teddy Geiger has reason to celebrate! The 30-year-old musician is engaged to her girlfriend Emily Hampshire who stars on 'Schitt's Creek.'
People reported that the singer took to her Instagram on Friday to officially announce her engagement. Sharing an adorable picture of the couple, Geiger captioned the picture: “I love this woman so much she treats me like a lil princess and makes me laugh harder than anyone. I am so f—ing happy to wake up next to her every morning and fall asleep next to her every night and take care of our lil B.B. stumbs together.” She went on to add, “Which is why… When she asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of our lives together I said… YES … INFINITE YES.”
The couple confirmed their relationship to the media on August 30 and, only 10 weeks after this, they have now announced their engagement. Teddy also shared a picture of her gorgeous engagement ring on Instagram, with a goofy caption, “My mom said I had to post another one of the ring cuz it’s so pretty and she said I made it look ‘trashy’ cuz I had my ‘tongue stickin’ out’ so here is a super classy pic.”
E!Online reports that the happy couple took a romantic trip to Tuscany, Italy over the summer. They also made their first red carpet appearance in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In November, Geiger spoke about her new romance with Hampshire in an interview with Paper magazine. “I started painting my nails and started wearing some women’s clothing, but that whole side of me always caused problems in my intimate relationships. There was a lot of shame attached to it.” The artist also opened out about initially feeling ashamed when dating people, "Generally, it would be fine at first, but then as time went on they’d maybe not be as cool with it as they thought they were."
But things were different when it came to Emily for Geiger. "Whereas now I’m dating Emily and, from the beginning, this is who she met." Over time, Teddy has been able to come to terms with her transition and the journey it involves, she says, "I’m not carrying this weight around anymore. I’m not ashamed of myself. I’m not angry at myself for being this way. I’m not taking it out on other people, or not feeling like I can be all there with them.”
Geiger came out as transgender in October 2017 and said that she had begun transitioning earlier that fall. A fan asked Geiger why she had begun to look different to which Geiger responded, “Okay… because u asked nicely… I am transitioning.”
Geiger's relationship with Hampshire is her first since transitioning. The singer-songwriter was first discovered on the 2004 reality competition 'In Search of the Partridge Family'. She has also written music for famous artists such as Shawn Mendes and the band 'One Direction'.