Tan France says he "cannot wait to hold this baby, and to show him so much love"

By Benjamin VanHoose
April 13, 2021 02:57 PM
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Tan France is becoming a dad!

The Queer Eye star, 37, and his husband Rob are currently expecting their first baby via surrogate, he announced on Instagram Tuesday, sharing a playful photo of himself with an ultrasound image over his stomach.

"So happy to finally share that WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!" he writes. "No, I'm not pregnant, despite this VERY realistic pic. With the greatest gift/help of the most wonderful surrogate, Rob and I are lucky enough to be on our way to being parents, this Summer. Something we've wanted for SOooo many years."

France continues, "Our hearts are so full right now. I cannot wait to hold this baby, and to show him so much love."

On his own Instagram page, Rob, an artist, shared an illustration of a baby, writing alongside it, "We have a beautiful little angel on the way and I didn't think it was humanly possible to feel like this. ❤️😭❤️😭."

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In a September 2019 interview with NPR's Terry Gross, France said he "always wanted to be a father."

"I've wanted children since I was 19, 20. If I'd had a stable relationship at that time, I would have desperately tried to have children," he explained at the time, adding that "surrogacy for gay men costs a heck of a lot."

"I was going to be a stay-at-home dad, which is something I've wanted for many, many, many years. And so that was the plan," he added. "And I actually — crazily, I still want six. I don't know if that's going to happen, but yeah, I still want six children."

Tan and Rob France
Tan and Rob France

In a February 2020 interview with People NOW, France opened up about his relationship, saying that Rob is "really handsome" and "he just tells me I'm beautiful every day."

"Every day, he just tells me how much he loves me and everything he loves about me, and I do the same for him," he said at the time. "And it's not something we said 'Oh we should do this for each other.' We just started doing it."