Meet Nigerian Man Who Became Pregnant For His Wife (Photos)

He was famous for being ‘the pregnant man.’ Here’s where Thomas Beatie is now

His pregnancy was a media sensation in 2008. Today, Beatie lives a relatively quiet life with his wife and children, working as a stockbroker in Phoenix.

Thomas Beatie with his wife, Amber Beatie, whom he met when she was working at the day care his children attended. “She pretended like she didn’t know who I was, but she did,” Beatie said. “Her family was joking that she was going to fall in love with ‘the pregnant man,’ and she did.”

It’s been thirteen years since Thomas Beatie sat down for his first TV interview and told Oprah — and the world — how he could possibly be pregnant, as a man.

Today the concept of a transgender man giving birth is hardly novel, although research, education and awareness are still severely lacking. But society has come a long way, and so has Beatie. In honor of Pride Month, the father of four, now a stockbroker in Phoenix, spoke to TODAY Health about how he thinks the trans community benefited from the media attention his pregnancy garnered, and how he and his family are doing today.

“When my story came out, there wasn’t a single person in the public eye as a transgender man — most people had never heard of it,” Beatie, 47, said. “This was pre-Chaz Bono. This was pre-Caitlyn Jenner. This was before anyone knew anything. It was a first exposure for a lot of people. And then on top of that, they can give birth! I think exposing the importance of fertility for trans people was a huge eye-opener.”

At Home With Thomas And Nancy Beatie

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