|Filed for Divorce||8/2012||--|
Children of this Relationship
|Susan Juliette||6/29/2008||9 yrs.||Female||Biological|
|Austin Alexander||6/9/2009||9 yrs.||Male||Biological|
|Jensen James||7/25/2010||7 yrs.||Male||Biological|
Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia
Where and/or how did Thomas Beatie and Nancy Beatie meet?
They met while Nancy was bodybuilding and Thomas was into fitness and martial arts.
Why did Thomas Beatie and Nancy Beatie break up?
Other Relationship Information about Thomas Beatie and Nancy Beatie:
Thomas, who was born a woman and still has the necessary parts, made the difficult decision to bear a child after his wife had a hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis. Thomas Beatie wrote an article for The Advocate in which he detailed the difficult and often humiliating process of trying to bear a child for his wife, during which doctors shunned him and his family discouraged him. He underwent breast reduction surgery and took testosterone for years to reassign his gender, but was not sterilized. He is legally a man and has all the benefits of marriage with his female wife. They live in Bend, Oregon and run a screen printing business.
When the couple made the decision that Beatie would bear their child after his wife's hysterectomy, he stopped taking testosterone, and consulted many doctors about the decision, but did not take fertility drugs. Ultimately he chose to be artificially inseminated through a sperm bank, and the insemination was performed at home to save costs. Beatie's first pregnancy was ectopic and life threatening, but his second is successful and he says he's due in July 2008.
Beatie's neighbors only know him as a man and don't really believe he's pregnant. This is likely not the first pregnancy in a transgendered male, according to medical experts. Beatie says he still feels like a man and that being pregnant has not changed his gender identity.
One of Thomas' brothers told him that his child will be a monster, while one of Nancy's daughters from a previous relationship says she's extremely proud of Nancy and Thomas.
The Beaties were paid to appear in a British documentary, however they were not paid for their Barbara Walter's Special interview where they announced their second pregnancy on November 14, 2008.
Classic Quotes by Thomas Beatie and Nancy Beatie about their relationship:
"Our desire to work hard, buy our first home and start a family was nothing out of the ordinary. That is, until we decided that I would carry our child." Thomas Beatie 3/27/2008
"Doctors have discriminated against us, turning us away due to their religious beliefs. Healthcare professionals have refused to call me by a male pronoun or recognise Nancy as my wife. Receptionists have laughed at us. Friends and family have been unsupportive; most of Nancy's family doesn't even know I'm transgender." Thomas Beatie 3/27/2008
"I will be my daughter's father, and Nancy will be her mother. We will be a family." Thomas Beatie 3/27/2008
"She was not attracted to me because I was female or male, she was just attracted to me." Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
I don't like labels, I'm just in love with this person...this is who I'm attracted to." Nancy Beatie 11/14/2008
"Who best to carry our baby but me?" Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
I think they [the doctors] were using their ethical/religious reasons to discriminate against us." Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
"Nancy and I wanted to tell our own story from our own mouth before it got out." Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
"We are aware of what's out there...but we can't let fear rule our lives." Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
"When he became pregnant, I began lactating." Nancy Beatie 11/14/2008
"With the birth certificate, Nancy and I were able to fill it out the way we wanted to." Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
"If something were to happen to me, I want to make sure Nancy has legal custody over our daughter...we shouldn't have to adopt our own daughter." Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
"We're just a normal ordinary family...nothing really different about us." Nancy Beatie 11/14/2008
"We're going to tell her that we love her dearly and that her mother wasn't able to carry her but her daddy was." Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
"We'll wait until she's ready...I said daddy had you...I'm your mommy and he's your daddy." Nancy Beatie 11/14/2008
"We're going to raise her acknowledging that diversity exists in the world." Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
"We've turned down about 2 million dollars from people who wanted to do all sorts of things with us." Thomas Beatie 11/14/2008
"I just wish people could be more tolerant to different types of families...I want them to know we love each other and we love this baby." Nancy Beatie 11/14/2008