Thomas Beatie and his wife of 9 years, Nancy, have separated.

According to PEOPLE.COM, Beatie discussed the split during a recent taping of the TV show The Doctors to air Monday, May 7.

Beatie, 38, gave birth to his first child, Susan Juliette Beatie, on June 29, 2008. Austin Alexander Beatie was born on June 9 of the following year. And Beatie gave birth to a third child, Jensen James Beatie, on July 25, 2010.

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.

On the program, Beatie also revealed that he had undergone a final gender reassignment surgery.

“Nancy hasn't seen the new me yet,” Beatie said.

“Like all marriages, we have our ups and downs, and we're going through a rough patch right now,” he added. “At the moment, we're separated.”