U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, celebrated Father’s Day this year with adorable messages to their children and to each other.
The two are dads to twins Penelope and Gus, which makes Pete the first out cabinet member who is a parent. Chasten took to Medium to write a post to the twins about becoming their father and about meeting them for the first time.
“You are so, so wanted and loved and celebrated. I will always do my best to make sure you know that,” Chasten wrote. “I love being your Dada. I am so lucky to be your Dada. And I love getting to be your Dada with Papa at my side.”
In a tweet, Pete not only gave a shout-out to his other half but also wrote about his own dad: “Thinking today about all I learned from my father and how much I miss him, about the kind of dad I try to be for our son and daughter every day, and about how lucky I am to be parenting alongside the amazing dad that is Chasten.