Man who gave birth says he and wife split

By 박한나
  • Published : Apr 22, 2012 - 11:23
  • Updated : Apr 22, 2012 - 13:17


A U.S. man who became internationally famous for bearing three children after switching from his previous female identity says he and his wife have separated. 

Thomas Beatie appeared on the syndicated television show "The Doctors," where he announced both that he has completed gender reassignment surgery, presumably making him incapable of child bearing, and has split from the woman he has been married to for nine years, People magazine reported.

"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. At the moment, we're separated."

Beatie, 38, became pregnant in 2007. His picture, showing someone who looked like a man, complete with beard, visibly pregnant, was shown across the globe. He had a total of three children.

He is believed to have been the first legal man to become a mother.

Nancy, 49, a mother of two children from a previous relationship, had had a hysterectomy.

The couple had been living in Bend, Ore., before the breakup, the New York Daily News said. (UPI)


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‘세계 최초 임신 남성’ 결국 부인과 결별

‘세계 최초 임신 남성’으로 국제적인 관심을 받은 토마스 비티(Thomas Beatie)가 최근 아내와 헤어졌다고 미국 텔레비젼 토크쇼를 통해 밝혔다.

토마스 비티는 “의사들(The Doctors)”이라는 프로그램에 출연하여 그가 성전환 수술을 받은 사실과  자궁절제술을 받은 아내 낸시를 위해 임신을 하고 싶다는 이야기를 전한 바 있으나 이번에는 지난 9년간의 결혼 생활을 마친다고 발표해 충격을 주었다.

비티는 “낸시는 아직 다른 사람을 만나지 못했다. 여느 결혼생활과 마찬가지로 우리에게도 즐겁고 어려운 시간이 공존한다. 지금은 힘든 시기에 있다. 우리는 헤어졌다.”고 말했다.

비티가 지난 2007년 첫 임신을 했을 때, 턱수염을 가진 남성의 모습으로 임신한 볼록한 배를 만지는 사진이 세계로 퍼져 화제가 됐었다.