Famous Gay Dads and Their Kids!
From Neil Patrick Harris to Ryan Murphy, more famous gay men are having kids.
As more celebrities and public figures come out, and more gay men decide to start a family, we can expect celebrity gay dads to become more common.
These gays dads' willingness to publicly celebrate their families is helping pave the way for gay dad families everywhere to become more widely accepted — and their stories are as diverse and complex as the rest of the gay dad community's.
We've compiled an exhaustive list of gay families in the public eye, including celebrities, politicians and even a few internet-famous broods. Did we miss anyone? Who are your gay dad icons? Let us know in the comments.
Cheyenne Jackson & Jason Landau
In October 2016, American Horror Story star Cheyenne Jackson and his husband Jason Landau became first-time dads to twins, Willow and Ethan, born via surrogacy. Jackson and Landau met at a 12 Step Program in 2013 and were married one year later.
Ricky Martin had twins, Matteo and Valentino, via surrogacy in 2008. Asked if he'd consider having more, the singer said, "I'm just getting started with this fatherhood thing." He and artist Jwan Yosef were married in 2018.
Charlie Condou & Cameron Laux
Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou and his partner, Cameron Laux, co-parent their daughter and son with their mother, Catherine Kanter. Condou serves as an ambassador for the Alternative Parenting Show, which advises prospective parents on surrogacy, adoption, fertility and family law.
B.D. Wong & his ex, Richie Jackson
Actor B.D. Wong ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Oz," "Jurassic World") and talent agent Jackson, who split in 2004, had twin sons, Jackson and Boaz, via surrogacy in 2000 using Wong's sperm and an egg donated by Jackson's sister. One of the twins, Boaz, died shortly after birth. Wong's memoir, "Following Foo: the Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man," details the experience. For more on B.D. Wong, click here.
Hilton's son, Mario, was born via surrogacy in February 2013. He welcomed his baby daughter Mia in May 2015 and another daughter, Mayte Amor, in October 2017.