Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie and Wife Separate

UPDATED 04/20/2012 at 08:15 AM EDT Originally published 04/19/2012 at 05:15 PM EDT

Pregnant Man Separates from Wife
"Pregnant Man" Thomas Beatie with family
Courtesy CBS Television Distribution/Stage 29 Productions
Thomas Beatie, who gained fame as the world's first known legal man to give birth, has split from his wife of nine years.

Beatie revealed the breakup with Nancy during a taping of the syndicated TV show The Doctors in which he also said he had undergone a final female-to-male gender reassignment surgery.

"Nancy hasn’t seen the new me yet," Beatie, 38, says.

"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 began life as a woman and legally switched to a male identity, while preserving his female reproductive organs. He made headlines in 2007 after pictures of his bearded face and pregnant belly became public.

Nancy, 49, had two children from a previous marriage but was no longer able to get pregnant following a hysterectomy. The couple have since had two more children.

The Doctors episode with Beatie airs Tuesday, May 1. Check local listings.

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