‘Pregnant Man’ Thomas Beatie Announced Separation From Wife of 9 years
Every marriage goes through a series of trials and challenges. That includes the bizarre marriage of two naturally-born females Thomas Beatie aka ‘Pregnant Man’ and his wife Nancy.
Thomas Beatie, known as the Pregnant Man announced the separation during the taping of CBS’ show “The Doctors” calling it quits after 9 years of marriage.
“Like all marriages, we have our ups and downs, and we’re going through a rough patch right now. At the moment, we’re separated,” Beatie said who admitted that he had made the final female-to-male gender reassignment surgery.
Thomas Beatie rose into fame in 2007 when he became the world’s first known pregnant man appearing in photos, bearded with a pregnant belly. He and his wife appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and have also been featured on 20/20 with Barbara Walters.
Since giving birth to their first child, named Susan in July 2008, Beatie has given birth to two sons, Austin and Jensen. All three children were born through artificial insemination using donor sperm since the couple are both females.
Naturally born as female by the name of Tracy Lagondino in 1974, Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie began his sex-reassignment surgery in 1998 by injecting male hormones like testosterone. In 2002, he met his wife in Hawaii and legally changed from female to male. However, she had never undergone ‘bottom surgery’ and has retained his female reproductive organs in place.
Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie’s interview with “The Doctors” will be shown on May 7, 2012 at CBS.