Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten announced Saturday the birth of their son and daughter.
“Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents,” Buttigieg said in a caption of an Instagram post Saturday. “We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family.”
Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents. We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family. pic.twitter.com/kS89gb11Ax
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) September 4, 2021
Buttigieg shared last month that he and Chasten, an author and former teacher, had become first-time parents.
“For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family,” he said at the time. “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.”
The couple met on the dating app Hinge in 2015 and married in June 2018.
According to The Washington Post, they had been working to adopt a child for more than a year. The couple nearly adopted a baby in July from a mother who was in labor who changed her mind about giving her baby up for adoption.
“It’s a really weird cycle of anger and frustration and hope,” Chasten told the Post in a July interview. “You think it’s finally happening and you get so excited, and then it’s gone.”