Pete Buttigig, the openly gay man in U.S. history, and her husband Chasten Glezmann Buttigig introduced their twins on social media on Saturday after announcing in August that they had become parents without giving details.
In a black-and-white photo posted on Twitter and Instagram, two people are smiling and looking into each other’s eyes, appearing in a hospital room, each holding a small piece of clothing and holding a baby.
“We are delighted that Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigig welcomed our family,” wrote Pete Buttigig, one of the Democratic primaries for the 2020 presidential election.
The 39-year-old transportation minister tweeted, “Chasten and I are very grateful for all the greetings we have received since we announced we became parents.”
His message received nearly 200,000 “likes” at 20:00 GMT. Parents of twins respond with ridiculous compliments and photos of their own children.
Pete Buttigig is a former mayor of South Bend, a medium-sized town in the state of Indiana. Unknown to the general public when the Democratic president submitted his candidacy for 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”.