Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Husband discovers his wife used to be a man after 19 years of marriage

A Belgian man is seeking to have his marriage annulled after discovering that his Indonesian wife of 19 years had been born a man. The man, only named as Jan, married Monica, his family's former au pair in a previous marriage, in 1993 despite legal difficulties raised by the Belgian immigration authorities. But it was only in recent weeks that he discovered that his wife had originally been a man and had undergone a sex change. "I feel I've been assaulted," he said. "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." Jan, 64, said that 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 sex, I never noticed anything," he said. For many years the couple lived a normal family life and Monica, 48, was like a "big sister" to his children until their marriage started to come under strain when she got a new full-time job.

Photo from here.

"Monica began to change very much," he 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." Finally rumours began to surface and after Jan found "amorous messages" from other men on her computer, he confronted her in a violent row that led to the police being called. "A friend told me that he had heard that Monica was actually a sex-changed man. I could not believe it. My son heard similar rumours," he said.

"I pushed her against the wall and said: Now I know the truth. Are you a man? She then announced that she was born as a boy and that she had been operated on. She was now a woman, and so she did not need to tell me about her past as a man. My world collapsed. That evening we came to blows. The police came." Jan, who is undergoing psychiatric treatment following the discovery, has started legal proceedings to have the marriage annulled but the Belgian courts have so far refused to allow him to turn her out of the familiy home. "That person has deliberately deceived him for years, even scammed. Presumably she has also forged documents used here to get a residence permit. The children, who for years have lived with her, are devastated," said his Liliane Verjauw, his lawyer.


Anonymous said...

Whilst I do not think she was right in hiding the fact she used to be a man from her husband, but how can he now be upset she used to be a man when he didn't have any suspicions on it before? He lived with her in the most intimate terms for 19 years and believed she was a woman. Seems like whether she used to be a man is irrelevant when she behaved like a woman and did her wifely duties by him.

Ratz said...

What was his first hint? Did (s)he leave the loo seat up?

Anonymous said...

When your friends and even your kids are telling you that "She looks like she used to be a dude", you probably ought to take notice.

Love really is blind.

Anonymous said...

I felt sorry for him until I read that she was his au pair in his previous marriage. Since it seems pretty clear that he divorced his wife to marry this woman, I now want to laugh my ass off at him. Too bad sucka!

Anonymous said...

So apparently 19 years of totally satisfactory sex and companionship, and even though biologically she's a woman now, he can't deal with this? Why...?

Anonymous said...

the entire marriage was based on deception and therefore was fraudulent in my opinion. he should have beat her/him half to death...twice.