Kellie Maloney can't find love
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 February 2017
Kellie Maloney has admitted she's struggling to find love because people don't want to date her in case they're judged
Kellie Maloney is finding it "hard" to find love.
The 64-year-old reality star - who was known as Frank before undergoing gender reassignment in 2014 - has been on a number of dates she thought went well, but thinks guys don't want a relationship with her in case people "judge" them.
She said: "Dating is a sad topic for me. I'm having problems with love. I want to date, of course, but it's hard. I've been on a few good dinner dates with men but when they realise who I am, they make up an excuse and leave or never contact me again.
"I think they're scared of being judged or it' my history in boxing - I don't know."
And Kellie would like to date a younger man, but thinks it would embarass her daughters, Emma, 39, Sophie, 21, and 15-year-old Libby.
She explained to Closer magazine: "The problem is that men my age freak out when they find out who I am and it cares them off. I've thought about younger men - I was asked out by a 28 year old the other day - but I have to be respectful to my daughters. I don't want them to feel embarrassed."
Kellie recently suffered two setbacks when she was rejected by a dating agency and the guy she dined with on 'Celebrity First Dates' refused to allow their meeting to be shown on TV.
She said: "I was the only person whose date on 'First Dates' wasn't aired.
"The man said he didn't want it to be shown because he was embarrassed.
"And then I signed up for a dating site but when they realised who I was they said, 'Sorry we can't help you find what you're looking for.' "