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'Pregnant Man' Thomas Beatie Granted Sole Custody Of Three Kids

Tue, May 29, 2012 5:03pm EDT by 3 Comments
Pregnant Man Custody

An Arizona court awarded Thomas — the world’s first transgender man to give birth — sole custody of his three children. His estranged wife Nancy was allowed supervised parenting time.

The bitter child custody battle between Thomas Beatie and his allegedly abusive wife of nine years, Nancy Beatle, came to a head when Thomas was given sole custody of their three young kids.

Thomas, 38, was given sole custody of Susan, 3, Austin, 2, and Jensen, 1, on May 24, according to the Huffington Post. Nancy, 49, was given supervised parenting time. reported that Nancy would attack him in the middle of the night and punch him in front of their kids.

“I am very pleased that the courts see that the best interest and welfare of the children is with me,” Thomas said in a PRWeb report. “I hope that Nancy continues to seek treatment and that, in time, she will be able to effectively parent.” 

Their divorce proceedings will continue until their final trial scheduled in September.

Thomas was born a woman but legally became a man in 2002. He made headlines in 2008 when he became the first transgender man to give birth and became known as the “pregnant man”.


— Lorraine Chow

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