In an interview with Radar Online, Jazz Jennings first boyfriend 19-year-old Ahmir Steward has revealed that having a long distance relationship with her has been difficult and strained.
Steward was introduced in “I Am Jazz” as Jenning’s boyfriend earlier in 2019. Jennings resides in Florida, and Steward in Pennsylvania.
In the interview, he admitted the relationship is having difficulties due to the distance between them. Amir admitted to Radar that not residing in Florida has been an issue with the couple.
He said long-distance relationships are ordinarily hard, and it is especially difficult when it is the first relationship.
In 2018, Jennings underwent gender confirmation surgery, and Steward was the first man she has dated. Her journey has been detailed on her TLC reality show series “I Am Jazz.”
Jenning’s boyfriend who is an LGBT activist considers himself to be “non-binary.” Steward does not self identify as male or female.
Steward is a college student studying liberal arts and social sciences. He recently admitted he had suicidal thoughts after Jennings’ show wrapped for the season, developed depression and became suicidal.
After spending time in the hospital, and with the help of a therapist, he is feeling better. Steward said Jennings had helped him through the dark times and he could not have done it without her.
Written by Barbara Sobel
Radar Online: On The Rocks? Jazz’s First Boyfriend Reveals Long Distance Strained Relationship
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