Johnny Manziel’s former confidante appears to have had a sex change. He’s now a male, although yahoo.com claims he was once a female:
A confidant is someone to whom secrets are disclosed; a confidante is a female confidante.
Who was the woman that the folks at the Yahoo! front page allege was a confidante of Liz Taylor?
It was Colin Farrell! You’re probably as shocked as Mr. Farrell to learn of the sexual reorientation. I’d have been far less surprised to find he was her confidant. But as any student of high school French knows, a confidante is a female with whom secrets are shared.
If the character that Mads Mikkelsen plays in “A Royal Affair” literally goes through hell, we’d be watching him in a fiery pit. Fortunately, the character only goes through a figurative hell, not unlike the hell the Yahoo! Movies writer has put us through:
Maybe that figurative hell was a result of his yearning for a transformative event — one that would turn him from a man to a woman and from a confidant to a confidante.
Newsman Charlie Gasparino gets a gender reassignment from the reporter for “The Cutline” on Yahoo! News:
A confidante is a female to whom secrets are confided; the word the writer should have used is confidant.
Unless Mr. Jones has undergone a transgender transformation, he was Michael Jackson’s confidant, not a confidante as claimed by Yahoo! omg!:
A confidante is a woman with whom secrets are shared.