20/04/2012 11:21 BST | Updated 20/06/2012 06:12 BST

Thomas Beatie, World's First Pregnant Man, Splits From Wife After Giving Birth To Three Children (PICTURES)

Thomas Beatie, the trangender father dubbed " the pregnant man" has split from his wife of nine years.

Beatie announced he has split from wife Nancy during filming for The Doctors.

The 38-year-old admitted: "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, who recently underwent his final round of gender-reassignment surgery, said his wife has not yet seen his new genitals, People Magazine reports.

He said: "Nancy hasn't seen the new me yet."


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Beatie, bearded and breastless, happily showed off his bulging belly to the press during his three pregnancies.

The former model, who spent the first two decades of his life as Tracy Lagondin, had retained his female reproductive organs despite being legally declared a man in 2002.

During an earlier appearance on The Doctors, Beatie described the strain he suffered while trying to conceive and discussed his plans to have a hysterectomy.

When he was first pregnant, Beatie told the media: "Despite the fact that my belly is growing with a new life inside me, I am stable and confident being the man that I am."