A gay black couple from Atlanta were surprised to discover that two surrogates were pregnant with their babies, and now the men are documenting their lives with their five-year-old son and daughter on social media.
Terrell and Jarius, both 29, desperately wanted to be parents, so they began working with a surrogate in their early 20s to start a family. They moved on two women.
They assumed that one of the surrogate wouldn't work out, but were surprised when both conceived at the same time. Months later, Ashton and Aria were born just five weeks apart, both premature.
They've since quit their corporate jobs and turned to content creation and fatherhood full time. On Instagram, they have 342,000 followers, plus 142,000 YouTube subscribers. On TikTok, where they really shine, it's over 2 million.
They share videos of family life. There are clips of the whole group goofing around and having fun together, doing TikTok dances, and answering follower questions, as well as hair tutorials with little Aria.
For Jarius and Terrell, one of the most important things is showing the family life of a gay parents.
"I feel like there are so many people in our community who still to this day don't see the life that they would like to have being actually a possibility," Jarius said. "Don't think that just because you're part of the LGBTQ community that you can't have certain things in life or that success won't come your way."
"With fatherhood in general and black fatherhood, I know that historically, the stereotype is dads aren't involved. We can be active in our kids' lives and give them everything that they dream of, or at least try to," Terrell added.
Yes, we all love them!!!