Pete Buttigig, the open gay man in U.S. history, one of the Democratic primaries in the 2020 presidential election, and her husband announced Tuesday that they have become parents.
“For a while, Chasten and I wanted to expand our family. It’s a pleasure to announce that we have become parents!” The 39-year-old transport minister tweeted.
“The process is not over yet and we are grateful for the love, support and respect for our privacy provided to us. We can not wait to say more soon,” said former White House candidate and former rival Joe Biden.
Chasten Gleizmann Buttigig shared the same text with Bottle Emoticon on Instagram.
The couple did not give other details, but the motivation of the “process” led many Internet users to adopt.
Some responded to the minister’s tweet with congratulations, along with photos of their children or adopted relatives.
Pete Buttigig is a former mayor of South Bend, a medium-sized town in the state of Indiana. Unknown to the general public when he submitted his candidacy for the Democratic presidential primaries in April 2019, this ex-soldier who flew through Afghanistan had an asteroid career.
According to the Victory Institute, he is “the first public LGBT person to be appointed to a permanent position in the Presidential Cabinet.”