Jan, a 64-year-old Belgian who is married to Monica, an Indonesian discovered that his wife was previously a man. He was encountered with the shocking news after 19 years of marriage and now he is seeking annulment of his marriage.
They got married in Belgium and like any other man Jan was eager to start his new life and started to process his wife’s documents. But, when it reached Belgian courts there were doubts about Monica’s identification. However, the court cleared the documents in spite of being unclear.
Years passed and they lived like an average couple, Monica was a big sister for Jan’s children from previous marriage and these kids made sure they had no more children. But things changed when Jan got busy with his full-time job.
“Monica began to change very much. My oldest son saw her sometimes at a nightclub. She started to wear flashy clothes, those ultra-short skirts or tiny tops, so her abdomen was completely exposed,” Jan said.
Arguments started to creep in and on one occasion it was so intense that police had to interfere to calm down things.
“A friend told me he heard that Monica was a sex-changed man. I could not believe it. My son heard similar rumors,” Jan shared.
After deciding it was enough, Jan confronted Monica about the rumours and to his shock Monica accepted that it was true. She said that she was born as a boy and she was operated.
“I feel I’ve been assaulted. I thought she was an attractive woman, all woman. She had no male traits. Even during sex, I never noticed anything,” Jan said.
Meanwhile, Jan is undergoing psychiatric treatment after experiencing the shock of his life and the annulment is also underway.