Ruby Rose Is ‘Glad’ She Didn’t Get Gender Reassignment Surgery

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‘I Want to Have Babies One Day’

Ruby Rose is thankful that she didn’t have gender reassignment surgery when she was younger.

“I’m a woman … I want to have babies one day, so I’m glad I didn’t make changes earlier in my life,” the actress, tells The EDIT.

“I had this jar that I would collect dollars – in fact, we were so poor, it would have been cents. So I probably had 19 cents to go towards this surgery that I didn’t really know a lot about. I think I had seen like a daytime documentary, probably something on Oprah and I was like, ‘That’s what I’m going to do.’ And so I started saving from probably the age of 5,” she said in 2015.

“When I got to 15 was when I kind of decided to get more into my body, and I shaved my head, and my mom was just like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on right now, but if you are happy, then do it,’ ” explains Rose. “And I decided to change the way that I dressed and talked and realized that I didn’t want to transition, I just wanted to be more comfortable in my own skin.”

“I want to be the person I wished was around when I was growing up,” she tells The EDIT.

At that time in her life, Rose says she only hung out with the boys.

“Everyone had Barbies; I had ninja turtles and Superman … I was crazy about Archie comics. I played footie [soccer] with the boys,” Rose explains. “All I wanted was a boy’s name growing up — Charlie, Billie, Max, Frankie. You just know my mum wanted a girly girl princess!”