'Sister Wives' Star Leon Brown Now: They Recently Underwent Gender-Affirming Top Surgery

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Jan. 27 2023, Updated 4:19 p.m. ET

TLC's Sister Wives has followed Kody Brown, his wives, and their 18 kids since 2010. But while viewers might be familiar with the Brown kids who live near to their parents, some might have lost touch with the adult children who appear less frequently on our screens.

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Leon Brown — the only biological child of reality stars Meri and Kody — came out as trans in 2022. They revealed their new pronouns are they/them in an Instagram post where they added, "My name is Leon or Leo (I love them both)."

Fast forward to January 2023, and Leon shared they underwent gender-affirming top surgery. Keep reading to learn more about what Leon is doing now.

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What is Leon Brown doing now? They recently revealed they underwent top surgery.

On Jan. 22, 2023, Leon took to TikTok to reveal they underwent gender-affirming top surgery. In the video, they stood topless in their kitchen while preparing coffee and bread and butter. (The original video is no longer available because their account has since been set to private.)

Leon narrated the video (per The U.S. Sun) with: "These little tasks like blooming the coffee in my French press and putting some butter on a yummy sourdough slice become rituals, little pockets of my day where I see how much beauty, how much divinity is in the mundane, is in these little pockets of time that we so easily pass over."

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They continued: "It reminds me of when I was little and I saw the movie Click for the first time. I was mortified to see Adam Sandler's character fast-forwarding through these little moments of his life. It is the little moments that become the big moments and missing them is like missing your whole life."

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Leon Brown came out as trans in a touching Instagram post in 2022.

In a social media post that has amassed nearly 20,000 likes in under 24 hours, Leon explained they were "pretty young" the first time they knew they weren't a girl. "Unfortunately, I grew up in a context that was incredibly gendered and restrictive," they continued. "So I continued to be socialized as a girl and later a woman."

"I'm finally ready to share my favorite self with the world," they wrote. "And that self is incredibly genderqueer, trans, and unapologetic."

"Being queer and trans are definitely some of my favorite parts of myself," Leon added. "And yet, there are so many things that I am learning to love about myself through this process. Here's to me getting to know myself, share myself, and continually evolve to be the person I am, to be my favorite self in all contexts."

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Shortly after Leon published their photos on Instagram, future spouse Audrey Kriss voiced their support by sharing Leon's post with stickers that read, "Love you now and always" accompanied by the trans flag. Audrey themself came out as transgender on Dec. 4, 2021, in a statement posted to Instagram.

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Leon clarified at the bottom of their post that they are sharing this part of themself "to let folks in, and also to set some boundaries." They concluded: "If you choose not to use my correct name or pronouns, then you do not need to speak to or about me. My name is Leo or Leon, and my pronouns are they/them. Please only refer to me in that way."

The self-described "radical humanist" has earned the support of their mom, Meri Brown, Kody's first wife, who was legally married to him until 2014 when they dissolved their marriage so Kody could marry Robyn and adopt her three children. In an Instagram story, Meri shared Leon's post along with a sticker that reads, "You are my sunshine."

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Leon and Audrey also moved to Denver in 2022.

Audrey and Leon have been engaged since the January 2019 Washington, D.C. Women's March. "I had a huge crush on Audrey for a little over a year before we started dating," Leon revealed to People around the time they popped the question.

Audrey also announced on June 2, 2022, that the couple was moving to Denver, Colo. "Happy Pride y'all! No better way to start the month than to announce we are moving," they posted on Instagram.

Cheers to the start of a new chapter for Audrey and Leon!

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