A 64-year-old Belgian man wants to have his marriage annulled after he discovered that his Indonesian wife of 19 years had been born a man and had later undergone a s*x change.
The man, named Jan, married Monica in 1993 despite legal difficulties raised by the Belgian immigration authorities, the Telegraph reported. But it was only recently that he discovered that his 48-year-old wife had originally been a man.
“I feel I’ve been storming,” he told the Het Nieuwsblad newspaper.
“I brought her to Belgium. That was not easy. The Belgian courts had serious doubts about the authenticity of her birth and her identity papers, but eventually they accepted it anyway. I thought she was an attractive woman, all woman. She had no male traits,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying. Jan said he and his wife had decided not to have children because he had two by his previous marriage and she fooled him by pretending to menstruate, using sanitary towels, “to conceal the truth”. “Even during s*x, I never noticed anything,” he said.
For many years, the couple lived a normal family life and Monica was like a “big sister” to his children until their marriage started to come under strain when she got a new full-time job. “Monica began to change very much,” Jan said. “My oldest son saw her sometimes at a nightclub. She began to wear very flashy clothes, those ultra-short skirts or tiny tops, so her abdomen was completely exposed,” he said. Jan found “amorous messages” from other men on her computer. He confronted her and a row ensued that led to po-lice being called.
Sheryl Palmer – After 19 years of marriage and that man could not tell That his wife was a man. well all I can say is the doctor that did the s-x change deserves a medal
Elizabeth – I think in this day and age, you NEED TO ASK THAT QUESTION! So sad for this man.
marge – It should be against the law to lie about your gender to your partner cause people can snap and hurt someone.
Mark Olson – Let’s get real and just be honest with each other. this society really should wake up and use some common sense for once in awhile.