Published on April 21st, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
Pregnant Man, Wife Separate, Thomas Beatie Admits
Thomas Beatie made worldwide headlines when, after beginning the transition from male to female, he halted his progress in order to give birth to three children with partner Nancy.
Although Beatie began life as a female, he opted to undergo gender reassignment. But his wife Nancy, already mother to two children, was unable to bear more. Beatie stopped taking hormones and used IVF to successfully conceive and go on to have three babies- a process that thrust the family into the public spotlight and ultimately caused personal and financial strife for the family.
Beatie’s childbearing days are over now- he has fully transitioned to male and undergone the final surgery. But, he says, Nancy has not seen him since the operation, as the pair are currently separated. Beatie explains:
“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.”
The episode of The Doctors in which Beatie made the revelation will air on May 7th.