Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, are going to become parents.
“For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family,” he wrote. “We’re overjoyed to share that we’ve become parents! The process isn’t done yet and we’re thankful for the love, support, and respect for our privacy that has been offered to us. We can’t wait to share more soon.
Some news! https://t.co/ikp1yLq9sR
— Chasten Glezman Buttigieg (@Chasten) August 17, 2021
Pete Buttigieg, who married Chasten in 2018, revealed their plan to have a child when asked about his views on paid parental leave during a 2019 press conference.
“We’re hoping to have a little one soon, so I have a personal stake in this one, too,” Pete Buttigieg said, according to ABC News. “We should have paid parental leave and find a way to have paid leave for anyone who needs caring.”
Buttigieg, 39, made history in February when he became the first openly gay, Senate-confirmed Cabinet member. He was sworn in by Vice President Harris with his husband, Chasten, at his side.