Thomas Beatie has filed for a divorce
from his wife of 9 years, Nancy Beatie.
Beatie grabbed headlines in 2008 when
he gave birth to his first child, Susan Juliette. Two more children,
Austin Alexander and Jensen James, followed.
Beatie, a beauty
queen in his former life, had sex reassignment surgery in 2002, but
opted to keep his reproductive sexual organs. He then legally
changed his birth certificate from Tracy to Thomas and married Nancy,
a divorced mother of two, in 2003. The couple decided he should get
pregnant after learning that Nancy was unable to bear another child
due to a hysterectomy.
underwent final gender reassignment surgery.
And while Thomas
was officially recognized as a man before he married Nancy, the
Phoenix judge handling the divorce has questioned the validity of
their marriage because Thomas had female sex organs at the time of
their Hawaii marriage.
recognized as a legal male through my driver's license, Social
Security and passport, birth certificate and in Hawaii I married
Nancy as husband and wife,” Thomas Beatie said Tuesday on cabler
HLN's Dr. Drew. “[I]n the eleventh hour the judge is now
questioning whether or not this case is within jurisdiction. Whether
or not he wants to even grant us a divorce.” (The video is
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