On November 28, 2017, reality TV star and NY real estate broker Fredrick Eklund and his husband artist Derek Kaplan welcomed twins, Fredrick and Milla, via surrogacy. It was a dream come true for the dads.
It had not been an easy road for Eklund and Kaplan. They had spoken publicly about their struggles to find an egg donor and the experiences of two miscarriages. But on August 10, 2017, they announced via Instagram that they were expecting.
"We've been blessed two times over - we're six months pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl! It was important for us to take the time to keep the news for ourselves, but now we are ready to celebrate all the love. We thank you for supporting us in this journey and your well wishes.... We are finally going to be dads! Finally! #grateful "
Since Frederick and Milla were born, the dads have been sharing photos of their happy and loving family. And if you can't tell, Eklund and Kaplan are absolutely smitten with their twins and thoroughly loving fatherhood.
"They’re so perfect, they really are everything. I still can’t believe it."
"Christmas came early this year."
"It’s true what they said: every day the love grows stronger and their personalities come out more."
"This new year’s eve is all about the kids."
"Milky New York sunsets... "
"Just when you think it’s impossible you fall even deeper in love. "
"Bedtime stories after bathing "
"Friday night cuddles."