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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 11: A WWE logo is shown on a screen before a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE's Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A former WWE star has gone public as transgender.

Gabbi Tuft, who wrestled under the name Tyler Reks, broke the news in an Instagram post, writing “This is me.  Unashamed, unabashedly me.”

Tuft said “the previous eight months have been some of the darkest of my entire life” and thanked her “loving wife, family, and closest friends” that “have accepted me for who I am.”

Tuft retired from WWE in 2012 and has since worked as a “body builder, fitness instructor, motivational speaker, and motorcycle racer”.