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Pete Buttigieg Announces Arrival of Two Adorable Babies with Husband Chasten

Afouda Bamidele
Sep 09, 2021
03:50 A.M.
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Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten have taken their marriage to the next level. The Buttigiegs announced the arrival of their adorable babies with a heartwarming post.

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Pete Buttigieg, the United States secretary of transportation, has been anticipating being a father for a while now. However, it appeared that he and his husband, Chasten are now officially parents.

Pete, 39, showed this adorable side of him when he announced the arrival of his and Chasten's babies on Twitter, Tuesday, 4, September 2021. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, accompanied his tweet with a lovely photo.

Pete Buttigieg and his Husband Chasten welcome their babies | Photo: twitter.com/PeteButtigieg  Getty Images

Pete Buttigieg and his Husband Chasten welcome their babies | Photo: twitter.com/PeteButtigieg Getty Images

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PETE AND CHASTEN AS FATHERS

Pete's tweet showed how happy the couple is to become parents, and his announcement was well-received by his followers. The former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate also thanked all well-wishers with his tweet that read:

"Chasten, and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we are becoming parents."

Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten at the Century Center on March 01, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten at the Century Center on March 01, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

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The photo posted alongside Pete's tweet showed the couple as they each cradled their babies in their arms and sat side by side. The fathers looked lovely with the big smiles they had on.

Pete, who is also multilingual, served in the U.S. Navy from 2009-2017.

As the couple expanded their family with twins, Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg, people quickly sent kind words and prayers as they congratulated the new fathers.

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Pete and Chasten got married in 2018. He is the first cabinet security to come out as L.G.B.T.Q. He and Chasten, a former middle school teacher, are known to challenge perceptions of gay relationships.

Following the couple's announcement about being parents, Annise Parker, the president of the Victory Institute, explained that the couple's action would set a good example to other L.G.B.T.Q. families. She noted:

"As parents, they will now shine a national spotlight on L.G.B.T.Q. families, who often face daunting challenges because of outdated policies that narrowly define what families are."

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A LOOK AT PETE

Pete, whose birth name is Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, graduated from Harford college with a B.A. in history and literature. He studied politics and economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar.

Pete, who is also multilingual, served in the U.S. Navy from 2009-2017. Outside politics, the United States secretary of transportation plays the piano, guitar and he has also played with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.

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In February 2013, Pete launched the Vacant and Abandoned Properties Task Force Report. The project aimed to address 1,000 abandoned houses in 1,000 days. And in June 2015, the politician came out as gay.

PETE, AS THE US SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

Pete was elected as the United States secretary of transportation under President Joe Biden's government. And at the time of Pete's nomination, President Biden referred to him as a "patriot and a problem-solver" who stands for the country's progress.

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In a statement, the president's explanation showed that Pete was elected as the secretary of transportation because the position has so many challenges as opportunities for the country.

The president noted that Pete is trusted to handle the job with "a bold vision." President Biden's choice will make it the first time a president elects a former presidential opponent to join his government as a Cabinet secretary.

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