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This story is getting weirder and weirder.

Last week, a report surfaced that “Today” show host Matt Lauer was romantically linked with a singer named Alexis Houston, who claimed to be related to the great Whitney Houston. Lauer denied the affair, but it was hard to believe considering just hours before, tabloids began to claim that he and his wife had split.

Read all about it here: Matt Lauer Denies Affair With Whitney Houston’s Supposedly Half-Sister

Now it has been reported that Alexis Houston – who held a press conference last week to announce she never had sex with Lauer – used to be a man who went by the name Wellington Houston.

The New York Post is reporting that Whitney Houston sued Wellington (whose original name was Stuart) in 1996 because he was claiming to be her cousin. Whitney alleged that Wellington used the false relationship to defraud an elderly New York doctor of $100,000 using credit cards and forged checks.

According to one source who has known the singer for years, Wellington had sex-change surgery three years ago after a man fell in love with the cross-dressing singer and paid for the operation.

Neither Alexis nor her headline-hogging Gloria Allred would comment yesterday. Michael J. Griffith, a lawyer Alexis has known for years, also refused to comment on Alexis’ past. SOURCE

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