Transgender Thomas Beatie became famous in 2008 when he gave birth to a baby girl. Now he is weighing in on the controversy surrounding Shiloh Jolie-Pitt wearing boys clothing.
Thomas Beatie, formerly known as Tracy, became the first transgender man to ever give birth, in 2008. He and wife Nancy now have two children, a daughter Susan, 2, and a 15-month-old son Austin, and he’s currently pregnant with his third child. Now Thomas is speaking out about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s tomboy daughter, Shiloh’s decision to always wear boys clothes — and the speculation on the web that she’s headed for a sex change in the future. “When you’re a child, you don’t really have a solid grasp of what male and female are,” he tells Life & Style.
Thomas, who was born female but at age 10 began to realize that he was really a boy, also points out that the pretty little tomboy is probably not a transgender man in the making, even though her dad, Brad, admits that the 4-year-old prefers to answer to the names John and Peter. “I’m sure if asked she would identify herself as a little girl,” Thomas tells the magazine.
Even if Shiloh is just a natural-born tomboy, Thomas notes that the most important thing is that Brad, 46, and Angelina, 35, don’t try to force a gender identity on her. “There was a point in my teenage years when my father pushed me toward modeling,” he laughs, adding, “I think it might have backfired!” HollyMoms, do you think Shiloh’s tomboy ways are a sign of future problems?