For anyone who identifies within the LGBTQ+ community, making one's identity public can mean different things to different people. Some prefer to slowly come out to loved ones over a long period of time. Others like to make formal public announcements on their social media platforms. Some take their time with the process of telling others, especially when considering whether or not they feel safe enough to do so in the first place.
For Jesse Sullivan (he/him), his own transition is well-documented, literally.
As a popular celebrity on TikTok, Jesse has committed much of his transition to his social media platforms. He has also shared many aspects of his life and advocacy for trans rights and representation online, leading him to have garnered quite the following. Get to know Jesse Sullivan below.
Who is Jesse Sullivan? Get to know the TikTok star.
Jesse Sullivan is a trans man who is remarkably active on TikTok. On his account, @jessesulli, Jesse has garnered millions of followers and likes across all of his posts. But many of his videos also capture his experience with being transgender, including post-op checkups, identity affirmations, and even addressing hateful comments.
He has also been very open on TikTok about his harrowing experience as a teenage parent. Before his transition, Jesse had gotten pregnant in high school. He went through with the pregnancy all while he began to question the gender he was assigned at birth.
It was the act of raising his child that helped to inform Jesse's feelings about his gender identity. Having raised his kid to live honestly and expressively, Jesse felt encouraged and inspired to do the same in his own life.
Jesse has a strong bond with his child, Arlo (they/them). As Arlo inspired Jesse to come out, the two have had each other's backs for years and will clearly continue to do so well into the future.
Jesse officially came out as transgender on Halloween 2019. In his coming-out post on Instagram, he confirmed at that point that he has started testosterone treatments.
He continues to share details on his transition online to this day and appeared in a documentary called My Transparent Life in 2022 where he detailed his experience of being trans while also being a parent to a child.
Jesse got engaged to reality star Francesca Farago in May 2023.
After dating for over a year, they got engaged. "WE'RE ENGAGED," Francesca captioned a photo carousel from the special moment, which she posted on May 2, 2023. "A glimpse into the most magical night ever. Obsessed with our family ... what is life!" she wrote.
In the photos, Arlo can be seen as well as Francesca's Pomeranian dog Romeo, who wore a pet-sized tuxedo for the occasion.
What is Jesse Sullivan's net worth?
Jesse is estimated to have a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million dollars, per Popular Bio. This impressive sum has likely stemmed from his work as a content creator as well as his documentary.