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Pair remarries after husband becomes woman

Jan. 8, 2012 at 5:51 PM   |   Comments

HALIFAX, England, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A British couple renewed their vows after the husband transitioned from male to female.

Jayne and Anne Watson celebrated their ninth year of marriage by renewing their vows, after Jayne transitioned from man to woman, the Mirror reported Sunday.

"At first Anne was furious when I told her I wanted a sex change," said Jayne Watson, 43, a former bus driver who used to be called Barry.

"Our marriage had been going through problems and she thought I'd been cheating on her with another woman. But I just wanted to be one," she said. "Anne came to ­accept me for who I wanted to be and love me as Jayne. ­Renewing our vows seemed the perfect way to tell the world how ­happy we are with our new lives."

The couple met through a ­lonely hearts column in 1995. After six months, they moved in together in Halifax, West Yorkshire. They were married in 2002.

In 2008, Jayne told Anne she wanted to be a woman.

"It was hard," says Jayne. "Telling the woman I loved that I too wanted to be a woman is not easy."

However the two worked through Jayne's transition together.

"Slowly I realized that even though my husband wanted to become female, my feelings had not changed," Anne said.

Last year, the couple ­re-affirmed their vows.

"To me our second wedding was more special than our first as I knew Jayne was finally ­comfortable with who she was," said Anne Watson.

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