In Tuesday's episode of Where Are
They Now? Oprah Winfrey caught up with Thomas 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.
In a clip from the
episode released by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Beatie is seen
explaining to his daughter that her father birthed her.
“Who's inside my
belly?” Beatie asks Susan as he points to a picture of himself.
“She has an
abstract understanding of what's happened and she realizes that she
came from me, that I am truly her birth parent. The task is trying
to get her to realize that not all fathers, especially the ones with
big bellies, give birth,” Beatie said. (The video is embedded on
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