Eddie Izzard has revealed that she will be using ‘she’ and ‘her’ pronouns from now on. Does Eddie have a wife?
The 58-year-old comedian has asked people to refer to her with the pronouns ‘she/her’ from now on.
Eddie made the announcement during an appearance on the Sky Arts series Portrait Artist of the Year and quickly went viral on Sunday night (December 20th).
While Eddie is well-known for her stand-up comedy career and talent in long-distance running, many fans wonder if the comedian has been married before.
Eddie Izzard is using ‘she/her’ pronouns
On Sunday (December 20th), Eddie Izzard appeared on the Sky Arts series Portrait Artist of the Year, a competition show where contestants are challenged to create a portrait of one of three famous sitters.
The comedian announced that she has decided to change her pronouns and that she would like to be referred to as ‘she/her’.
Speaking on the Sky Arts programme, Eddie said:
“I try to do things that I think are interesting. This is the first program I’ve asked if I can be ‘she’ and ‘her’ — this is a little transition period.”
Does Eddie Izzard have a wife?
- It is understood that Eddie is not married and is not currently in a relationship.
The comedian enjoys a lot of media spotlight as a comedian and keen marathon runner but she likes to keep her love life strictly personal.
According to Evening Standard, Eddie’s former girlfriend is Sarah McGuinness/Townsend, who has also written music for Eddie’s videos and worked alongside the comedian.
In a 2016 interview with Independent, the comedian got asked about her love life and she answered:
“Relationship-wise? Oh, this old chestnut. No, relationships are tricky. If you’re trans[vestite] and you’re touring a lot, it’s difficult to put it together.
“‘Cause I’m choosy and someone else will be choosy. Yeah, it’s difficult to get everything working perfectly.”
Fans and celebs praise Eddie Izzard
Eddie has received messages of support from fans and celebrities after she asked her pronouns to be changed.
Fellow comedian Shappi Khorsandi tweeted: “I can’t tell you what she means to me as a comic. Rocked my comedy world when I was a teen and beyond. Changed everything, made room. I love her and this morning I’m very happy for her.”
Transgender writer and presenter Shon Faye said: “Good for Eddie Izzard asking for the pronouns she/her to be used so publicly. As far as I can gather, she isn’t a trans woman – she’s gender fluid – but prefers the feminine pronoun. Good for her.”
Meanwhile, a Twitter user reacted: “Eddie Izzard is a brave and wonderful soul. It’s just common decency to refer to someone as they please.”