Thomas Beatie is hoping to support the pregnant woman this time around.
The 38-year old – who first made headlines in 2007 after undergoing transgender surgery, yet preserving the organs needed to give birth – split from his wife in April of this year and is now dating someone named Amber Nicholas.
And he tells The Sunday Mirror that he wants to have another child, with one major catch:
“Being pregnant is the most incredible experience,” Beatie says to the newspaper. “But we want Amber to do it this time around. I think it would be amazing to experience pregnancy as the father.”
While married to ex-wife Nancy, Thomas gave birth to three children. And he’s not against trying for another, even if it means defying doctor’s orders.
“My surgeon has advised against me getting pregnant because it would be a lot harder now I’m biologically a man,” Beatie says, adding that he would need to go with a caesarian delivery “but I’d willingly do it to have another bundle of joy” if that’s how Amber prefers it.
Last year the couple called off plans to get divoced after filing papers in which they stated they had “irreconcilable differences.” The couple are calling it quits for real this time after four years of marriage.
According to Thomas’ rep:
“The split is completely amicable and their prime focus is their daughter. They ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”
The divorce shouldn’t come as a surprise with Jane taking to the red carpet solo over the last several months, including during the Hung premiere in July, along with the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World premiere in which he has a cameo.
Jane and Arquette started dating in 2001, were engaged in 2002 and had a daughter together in 2003.