Shauna Rae, who is ‘trapped in the body of an eight-year-old child’, has asked fans not to be ‘hateful’ as she debuts her new partner on Instagram.
The 24-year-old, who stands at 3-foot-10, is a household name after going viral on the TLC reality series I Am Shauna Rae.
The TV show follows the story of her childhood illness, which resulted in a side effect no one was expecting – she stopped growing.
Rae opens up about the difficulties of being an adult trapped in a girl’s body throughout the programme, revealing that ‘creeps’ want to date her.
The backlash was so intense, it even led to his parents speaking out in his defence.
Following the controversy, Rae revealed that she had moved on and was ‘open’ to dating someone else – and it now appears that’s finally happened.
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The TV personality recently took to Instagram and uploaded a carousel of images of her new partner – whose name has yet to be revealed.
“So I’ve been keeping a secret for a while actually,” she captioned the post.
“All you really need to know is they make me happy and I don’t know if I’d be as far in my goals without them.
“Please know that all I ask from y’all is to support me and refrain from being hateful toward them or my relationship.”
Rae continued: “You’re welcome to your opinion but if it’s not supportive you can discuss elsewhere.
“Any hate towards my partner is hate towards me and I don’t tolerate that. I support each and every one of you and I ask for that respect back.
“Much love y’all! Stay amazing, beautiful, and positive!”
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The post has received over 24,000 likes and many of Rae’s fans have taken to the comments and congratulated the star on finding happiness with someone new.
“So happy for you Shauna! You both deserve all the love in the world!” one person pens.
Another adds: “Yay!! Who cares what anyone thinks?? You are an adult and as long as you are happy and they treat you right that’s all that matters!!”
Somebody else comments: “I wanna know why someone would hate that you’re are happy with someone?! This is beyond exciting!
“I can’t wait till you’re ready or there ready for you to show the world! Congrats Shauna! You deserve to be happy love!”
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Rae previously told the New York Post that she is constantly underestimated because of her appearance – but this hasn’t stopped her from getting what she wants.
The star told the outlet: “If you look at me, you see an eight-year-old.
“But I think if you take the time to look at the details in my face, in my hands, the maturity in my body – and I think if you take the time to actually talk to me – you really understand that I’m a 23-year-old.”