Thomas Beatie gained notoriety in 2007 when pictures of his bearded face and pregnant belly hit the internet, and now the world’s first known man to give birth is in the news once again after having announced that he’s splitting from Nancy, his wife of nine years.
“Like all marriages, we have our ups and downs, and we’re going through a rough patch right now,” Beatie says. “At the moment, we’re separated.”
Beatie, who was born a woman and had previously undergone a partial female-to-male gender reassignment in 2002, also says he’s completed his reassignment surgeries.
“Nancy hasn’t seen the new me yet,” Beatie says.
The couple have three children together: Susan, 4, Austin, 3, and Jensen, 2.