Details of Eddie Izzard’s marriage, sexuality, partner and kids

Eddie Izzard.

Who is Eddie Izzard?

Eddie Izzard is a British stand-up comedian, activist, and actor. She is best known for her stand-up comedy shows and movies, including “Ocean’s Twelve,” “Ocean’s Thirteen” and “The High Note,” among others.

Eddie Izzard’s full name is Edward “Suzy” John Izzard. She was born male on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Aden Colony (now in Yemen). The British comedian is 61 years old as of January 2024.

About Eddie Izzard’s parents

Eddie was born to English parents Dorothy Ella Izzard (mother) and Harold John Michael Izzard (father). According to reports, their surname “Izzard” is of French Huguenot origin. Her mother, Dorothy, was a midwife and nurse, while her father, Harold, was an accountant. Eddie’s dad reportedly worked in Aden for the British Petroleum Company.

When Eddie Izzard was about a year old, her family moved from Aden to Northern Ireland and settled in Bangor. They lived there until she was five years old. The Izzards later moved to Wales and lived in Skewen. Unfortunately, Eddie’s mother died of cancer in 1968 when the actor was six years old, while her father passed away in 2018.

Eddie Izzard and her dad Harold John.

About Eddie Izzard’s siblings

Eddie Izzard was born as the youngest of two children. She has an older brother named Mark Izzard, who was born in 1960. Details of Eddie Izzard’s only sibling are scarce at the time of publishing this article.

Eddie Izzard as a child.

Eddie Izzard’s sexuality

According to information gathered by DNB Stories, Eddie Izzard identifies as genderfluid. However, the British comedian uses the word “transgender” as a broad term. Gender-fluid persons can change their gender identity over time or on different occasions. Previously, Izzard used the pronouns “he” or “she,” but in 2020, she shared her preference to be addressed only as female. According to her, she is “based in girl mode from now on.”

In an interview with Huffington Post in 2021, Eddie Izzard stated:

I spent 50 years predominantly in boy mode, so let’s try the next 50 in girl mode. It’s just a language adjustment. And no one should get heated up about it. I’m still gender fluid and I tell everyone that’s supported me …

In March 2023, Eddie added the feminine name “Suzy” to her name. Speaking on her sexuality, Izzard claims she is “a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.” Meanwhile, she first came out as a transvestite (cross-dresser) in 1985. During an interview with Scottish TV presenter Lorraine Kelly in March 2023, the comedian discussed her coming out stages. According to Eddie, she had always known she was trans from a young age. However, Suzy admitted that she couldn’t define what she felt as a child.

The comedian cum actor said:

I knew I was what seemed to be trans, but couldn’t define it when I was a young kid. So I thought, well, that’s not happening.

Eddie Izzard pictured in “girl mode”.

Eddie Izzard’s marriage and wedding

As of the time of publishing this article (January 2024), Eddie Izzard is not married and has no spouse. While the British comedian is not married yet, she previously dated Irish singer Sarah Townsend McGuinness for some years. Details of Eddie’s other partners are currently scarce in the media because she keeps her personal life private. However, the 61-year-old actress confirmed in 2017 that she was single. She also disclosed that finding love as a cross-dresser hasn’t been easy for her.

She told the Independent in January 2016:

Relationship-wise? Oh, this old chestnut. No, relationships are tricky. If you’re transvestite and you’re touring a lot, it’s difficult to put it together. Cause I’m choosy and someone else will be choosy.

In a 2018 interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Eddie Izzard stated that she doesn’t believe in marriage. 

She explained:

I don’t believe in marriage, it’s a governmental rubber stamp or a religious thing but if you want to use that as an excuse to throw a party, then I won’t judge you. I’m a far greater believer in a strong relationship and would love to have kids one day, but I am trying to work out how to do that.

Eddie Izzard’s past relationship 

Reports claim that Eddie Izzard was in a long-term relationship with Irish singer and producer Sarah McGuinness starting in 1999. The former couple met at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1989 and Sarah directed and co-produced the documentary Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story. Currently, there is a scarcity of further details regarding Izzard and Sarah’s relationship.

Eddie Izzard and her ex-partner Sarah McGuinness.

Eddie Izzard’s children

As of the time of writing this article, Eddie Izzard does not have any biological children of her own. However, the comedian has been a step-parent to her ex-partner Sarah Townsend’s son, whose name is currently unknown. In 2019, Eddie shared with the Guardian about her relationship with her stepson and also how she felt like a “parent figure” to him. 

The British cross-dresser said:

I’m not his dad, but I’m a parent figure in his life.

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