Sep 4, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Pete Buttigieg and husband announce birth of their twins

Image of Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten holding their new babies.
Image: Pete Buttigieg/Twitter

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, announced on Saturday the arrival of their son and daughter.

What they're saying "Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we're becoming parents," Buttigieg wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning.

  • "We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family."

The big picture: The couple announced last month that they had become first-time parents, but at that point, the process wasn't "done yet."

  • The couple had been trying to adopt for a year, the Washington Post reported in July.
  • "It's a really weird cycle of anger and frustration and hope," Buttigieg told the Post. "You think it's finally happening and you get so excited, and then it's gone."
  • The Transportation secretary has not revealed his plans for paternity leave, ABC News reports.

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