Teddy Geiger, the songwriter behind some of today’s most recognizable Top 40 songs, announced earlier today on Instagram that they are transitioning. After a private exchange with a follower, Geiger posted a screenshot of the conversation, effectively using it as a coming out message.
“I am transitioning,” Geiger wrote, “I started talking about it with a couple of my close friends about a month ago and it’s given me the courage to start the process.” Though Geiger kept details quiet, the messaged was posted by someone who was ready to take that next, very public step. “Love it or hate [it], this is who I have been for a looooong time. I love you guys.”
Geiger has been in and out of the spotlight since the 2000’s, making appearances on VH1’s In Search fo the Partridge Family and having a starring role in the 2008 film The Rocker. Having release two full-length albums of their own, Geiger has most recently welcomed great success as a songwriter, writing for One Direction and Sean Mendes. All three of Mendes’ Top 10 songs, “Stitches,” “Treat You Better,” and “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back,” have been co-penned by Geiger.
See the Instagram post, below.