Although his father has only known about his transition for three months, his mother, Andrea Kelly, who stars on Hollywood Exes, has shown her son support.
“[My mom] was like, ‘Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, [lesbian], you name it and I would still love you so much,’” he said.
“She was very proud of me. I was like, ‘Thank you, Mum, for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.’ And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that.’
As a 13-year-old navigating life in the spotlight, Jay has received encouraging comments and support from complete strangers via his social media accounts. Kelly has yet to comment on Jay’s announcement.