Ruby Rose On Not Getting Gender Reassignment Surgery As A Teen, ‘I’m Glad I Didn’t’ [Video]

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Orange is the New Black starlet Ruby Rose is an openly gender fluid lesbian who came out at 12-years-old. The Australian actress says she “knew she was different” before the tender age of five, and she even admits that at one point she was saving her pennies for gender reassignment surgery. However, according to Ruby Rose who is now 30-years-old, she’s incredibly glad she didn’t make such a life-altering decision earlier in her life.

As People reports, Ruby Rose came from a very poor family, but she started saving up for the surgery she thought she wanted when she was only five-years-old. The actress claims that she had seen a documentary about gender reassignment surgery on television, and despite knowing nothing more about it than what she’d seen on TV, young Ruby Rose wanted the procedure.

“I had this jar that I would collect dollars – in fact, we were so poor, it would have been cents. So I probably had 19 cents to go towards this surgery that I didn’t really know a lot about. I think I had seen like a daytime documentary, probably something on Oprah and I was like, ‘That’s what I’m going to do.’ And so I started saving from probably the age of five.”

According to Ruby Rose, she kept saving for her gender reassignment surgery until she was 15. That was when the drop-dead gorgeous star “decided to get more into” her body. Rose claims that she shaved off all of her hair and changed the way she dressed. That’s when she realized that she didn’t want or need to make the transition from female to male after all. Ruby Rose claims that all she really needed was to be more comfortable in her own skin.

Now, as Fox News reports, Ruby Rose is incredibly grateful that she had her own personal change of heart before she went under the knife. This despite the fact that since her astronomical rise to fame and stardom, Ruby Rose has become a beloved and dedicated advocate for the LGBTQ community.

“I want to be the person I wished was around when I was growing up.”

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Rose has long spoken publicly about her struggles with her own sexuality and has worked diligently to help others who are also struggling to become as comfortable in their own skin as she is in hers.

However, now that Ruby Rose is in a happy, loving relationship with partner Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas, she is thinking about the future in a different way. And, in a recent interview, Ruby Rose admitted that the future she now envisions for herself involves her having a baby (or babies) of her own.

“I’m a woman. I want to have babies one day, so I’m glad I didn’t make changes earlier in my life.”

In her youth, Ruby Rose says she struggled so much with her gender identity that she was often mistaken for a boy, even being beaten up by boys one occasion because they saw her as a boy, too. Ruby Rose claims that she was beaten so badly in that incident that she ended up hospitalized.

Even though she once thought that she was living in the wrong body and as the wrong gender, yearning to be a “real” boy in an attempt to feel more “right,” Ruby Rose is now embracing her gender as a woman. She says she realizes that choosing to undergo gender reassignment surgery during the most confusing and tumultuous times of anyone’s life would have significantly limited her future reproductive options.

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While Ruby Rose is now contemplating motherhood, grateful that she opted against gender reassignment as a child, and publicly gushing about her fabulous relationship with her girlfriend, one thing she’s not certain about is future wedding bells.

“I don’t know. Can you imagine? Ruby Rose in a white floor-length gown and her Hells Angels tattoos?”

Fortunately for Ruby Rose and her lady love Jessica Origliasso, if the pair does decide to tie the knot, 2015’s historic Supreme Court ruling ensures that they have the right to make things official.

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