"Pregnant Man" Thomas Beatie with family
Courtesy CBS Television Distribution/Stage 29 Productions
04/20/2012 at 08:15 AM EDT
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
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
episode with Beatie airs Tuesday, May 1. Check local listings.