Pete Buttigieg & Chasten Buttigieg Become Parents

Welcome baby Buttigieg! Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Buttigieg announced today they have become parents.

The couple shared the news simultaneously on their social media accounts.

“For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family. We’re overjoyed to share that we’ve become parents!” shared the happy couple. “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 married in 2018 and have previously expressed their desire to have children.

In a July profile in the Washington Post, Chasten shared some of the frustration the Buttigiege’s have experienced in trying to adopt over the past year.

One afternoon, two weeks ago, Chasten got a call about a birth mother who was in labor and wanted to place her baby for adoption. The couple scrambled to figure out how to clear their schedules, track down an infant car seat and travel to the state where she was delivering the baby. A few hours later, he got another call. The mother had changed her mind.

“It’s a really weird cycle of anger and frustration and hope,” says Chasten. “You think it’s finally happening and you get so excited, and then it’s gone.”

The news means Pete Buttigieg is the first out gay parent to serve as a Cabinet secretary.

Congratulations to the happy couple.