The world's first 'pregnant man' has revealed how his young son used to ask if he could become a girl - just like him.
Thomas Beatie gained the world's attention in 2007 when he became pregnant, despite being born a woman and having a partial sex change, where he retained his reproductive organs.
He went on to have three children Austin, Susan and Jensen, with then wife Nancy Beatie but the couple split and had a bitter divorce.
Mr Beatie went on to have three children Austin, Susan and Jensen, with then wife Nancy Beatie but the couple split and had a bitter divorce
Now the 41-year-old from Arizona is engaged to new fiance Amber Nicholas and the couple are planning to marry and have children together.
And in an interview with the Sun he revealed how his son Austin, now six, used to ask if he could become a girl, while daughter Susan thought all girls became men eventually.
Nicole Carman is at a fertility center in the East Bay, the recent Pittsburg High School graduate is here to undergo egg retrieval, the surgical removal of eggs from her ovaries so they can be frozen and stored.
The 18-year-old wants to save the very cells that are the genetic link to the young woman she will soon leave behind when Nicole becomes Cole and goes from ?she to he."
He told the newspaper: 'Austin had long hair and said he wanted to be a girl until he was three.
'We’ve cut his hair now and he is really into Lego, Marvel books and super heroes.
'Susan is totally into fashion. She loves anything sparkling or glittery. I’ve shown her pictures of what I looked like at her age. She asks me questions all the time, like why did I want to be a man. Once she wanted to know if she would be a man when she grew up.'
Mr Beatie had his divorce finalised from the children's mother Ms Beatie in September, but was last week sentenced to probation after admitting stalking her during their separation battle.
He was arrested last year after a public safety officer spotted a GPS tracking device on Ms Beatie's car while helping her fix a flat tire on a Arizona freeway.
Mr Beatie initially activated the device on the vehicle - which he owned at the time - around six months after he served Ms Beatie with an order of protection after claiming she attacked him
Their divorce also came after a judge granted them to right to legally separate after it had previously been denied as it was not viewed as legal by some courts.
Maricopa County Family Court Judge Douglas Gerlach had ruled that Arizona's ban on same-sex marriages prevented Mr Beatie's marriage from being recognized as valid.
Gerlach said he had no jurisdiction to approve a divorce because there's insufficient evidence that Beatie was a man when he got married.
However, now with the divorce finalised, Mr Beatie, who now gives motivational talks about his sex change, plans to marry Ms Nicholas, who he met when she his children's nursery teacher, in January.
But he will not carry any children their pair have together as he has undergone his final gender reassignment surgery.
They have already tried IVF and plan another round of the treatment, even though Mr Beatie has just been made redundant from his administrator job.
Mr Beatie was born as a woman, Tracy Lagondino, in Hawaii in 1974, but says he always felt like he wanted to be a man.
When he was in his 20s he began having testosterone injections, giving him facial hair, a lower voice and altering his sexual organs.