Pete Buttigieg, right, and his husband Chasten Buttigieg

US Transportation Secretary says he and his husband are now parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced that he and his husband Chasten Buttigieg have become parents.

Buttigieg, the first openly gay Cabinet secretary confirmed by the Senate, posted the news Tuesday on his personal Twitter account.

“For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family,” he said. “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,” he added.

Buttigieg, 39, has talked publicly about his desire to become a father since his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, and his husband Chasten Buttigieg acknowledge the audience at the end of a campaign event in Milford, N.H. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced that he and husband Chasten have become parents. Buttigieg, the first openly gay Cabinet secretary confirmed by the Senate, posted the news Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, on his personal Twitter account. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Earlier this year, he told The Associated Press “we’re still working at that,” before adding with a smile, “Stay tuned.”

Buttigieg and Chasten, 32, got married in June 2018, and Buttigieg’s own father died six months later.- AP

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