Chaz Bono, the daughter-turned-son of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, arrived at New York's JFK Airport Monday with his girlfriend, Jennifer Elia, in tow.
The reclusive writer, who lives in West Hollywood with Elia, arrived in the Big Apple sporting a hip style, pairing a Lacoste polo shirt with cuffed-up blue jeans.
He said last month that a milestone birthday was the impetus he needed to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
"I was turning 40 and I thought it's now or never," Chaz told ET of his decision last month. "I want to still feel vibrant and be able to enjoy my life in a male body and not wait until I am an old man."