'Pregnant man' separates from wife

April 19, 2012 at 7:35 PM ET

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Thomas Beatie, better known as the "pregnant man," has separated from his wife. The couple has three children together.

Thomas Beatie, the transgendered man who first made headlines back in 2008 when he became pregnant and gave birth to a healthy daughter, has separated from his wife of nine years, People magazine is reporting.

Beatie, who has three children with his wife, Nancy, announced the news of the separation while taping an interview on the TV show "The Doctors." 

"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." 

Also during that interview, Beatie revealed he'd had the final female-to-male gender reassignment surgery. The syndicated show will air Monday, May 7. 


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