What is Pete Buttigieg and Chasten's kid's name? Couple reveals they're now 'dads'

Last month, Chasten said the couple had been trying to adopt for a year now

                            What is Pete Buttigieg and Chasten's kid's name? Couple reveals they're now 'dads'
Pete Buttigieg and Chasten Glezman (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

United States secretary of transportation Pete Buttigieg announced on August 17 that he and his husband Chasten are now dads. Announcing the news on Twitter, Pete noted that he and Chasten wanted to "grow our family" for quite "some time". Pete Buttigieg and Chasten are married since 2018.

Announcing the 'good news' on Twitter, Pete Buttigieg wrote, "For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family. We’re overjoyed to share that we’ve become parents!" Pete's statement further added, "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."


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Last month, Chasten told the Washington Post that he and Pete had been trying to adopt for a year now. He mentioned that they were on lists that would allow them to quickly adopt a child that had been abandoned or surrendered. Chasten also said they had come so close on a number of occasions that they even picked out names and gone shopping for baby items. "It’s a really weird cycle of anger and frustration and hope,” he said in the interview. You think it’s finally happening and you get so excited, and then it’s gone, " he said. Pete and Chasten have not revealed the name or the gender of their child yet.

'Congratulations to Pete Buttigieg & Chasten'

Twitter flooded with congratulatory messages for the couple as soon as Pete Buttigieg broke the news. One user wrote, "In the midst of so much pain and anguish, here is some genuinely wonderful news. Congratulations to @PeteButtigieg and @Chasten!! Your lives will never be the same. Welcome to the best club on earth." Another commented, "Pete Buttigieg & Chasten becoming new parents - such great news - what a lucky child - so happy for them."

One user made a funny tweet the kids' 'study session' and wrote, "Pete reading to baby: " ...rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: the indeterminate ..." Baby B: "zzzzzzzz." Pete: "Oh she loves it!" Chasten: "oh yes Peter, she does"." Another user tweeted, "I'm SO happy for Pete and Chasten!! They are going to be AMAZING parents!!!! And... #TeamPete just gained a new member, too!" One tweet read, "Congratulations @SecretaryPete and @Chasten on becoming Dads! You both deserve this happiness so much! I can’t wait to hear more about your baby! I Pete B. And Chasten! #CongratulationsPete."