Earlier this month, during a televised interview, Thomas Beatie, the man who will go down in history as the world's first “pregnant man” (Thomas was born a woman), announced he and his wife of 9 years would be getting a divorce. More details on that are starting to emerge online.
Thomas and Nancy always put up a united front for the media, which only made their admission all the more shocking.
The image of a perfectly happy family
was a bit misleading, Thomas is now trying to argue in court, during hearings in the divorce case, TMZ
For years, Nancy has been abusing him physically and emotionally, which is also why he decided to end the marriage.
She's also put their three children, all of whom Thomas carried and delivered, in danger by intending to get behind the wheel drunk with them in the car.
“Thomas Beatie – a transgender man – has officially filed divorce papers in an effort to end things with his wife of 9 years Nancy Beatie. In the docs, Thomas says he's been physically attacked by Nancy on multiple occasions,” TMZ reports.
“In the papers, filed in Arizona, Thomas claims in February 2012 he tried to stop his 'visibly intoxicated' wife from driving their 3 kids to daycare, when she began to cuss him out and shoved him,” adds the same media outlet.
Eventually, Thomas was forced to call the cops to protect him from his wife, but that didn't stop her either. “She hit me in the crotch,” he states in court papers.
“Thomas says it wasn't the first time Nancy attacked him – he claims on January 17, 2012 Nancy woke him up at 2:00 AM by punching him in the face for no reason. Thomas explains, ‘This night, like every night, [Nancy] hovers over me, threatening me with physical and emotional abuse’,” TMZ further notes.
Nancy too has filed divorce papers, claiming that she wasn't the abusive one in the marriage, but Thomas, at whose hands she suffered many a humiliation.
Even so, it would seem the judge sides with Thomas on this one, since he granted a restraining order against his estranged wife. She also lost custody of the children and is only allowed to see them during supervised visits.