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Ila Adu, the only child of soul singer Sade, came out as a transgender man last week on Instagram.

The decision to share his transition on social media was particularly surprising, because the family has been famous for their privacy.

“Today is the first day of the rest of my life,” Adu, who had previously identified as a lesbian, wrote.

Sade has not yet commented on Adu’s transition, but all signs point to him receiving love and support from his family.