Tabatha Coffey says she went back in after coming out gay to her mother at 16 “didn't go so well.”

Appearing on cabler Current's Say Anything, Coffey, the 43-year-old star of Bravo's Tabatha Takes Over, told host Joy Behar that her mother owned transgender strip clubs in Australia.

“My mother paid for most of the girls to have their sex changes,” Coffey said.

She explained that the surgeries took place in Egypt.

“Less expensive and they did a nice job,” she said.

Despite her embrace of the transgender community, Coffey's mother did not approve of her daughter being a lesbian.

“I thought she would just be like, 'It's fine, be you.' That's what she always told me. That I should always grow up being me. As soon as I told her who I was, she was like, 'Oh, no. I want children. I want the wedding. You can't live that way. I want the husband.' It was very different.”

Coffey said she went through a period of time where she thought “maybe she's right.”

“And I knew. And then, I came out. I was like, 'Look, love me. Don't love me. This is who I am. It doesn't change me.'” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)