Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart is officially a dad, he and his husband welcomed a baby boy via surrogate!
“We fight hate, fear, bigotry, homophobia and injustice in the world with love, intellect and enlightenment,” he wrote on Instagram while posing for a family photo with their newborn. “In the truest and most pure definitions of the latter words, it is with full hearts that Rob and I take great pride in introducing our son, Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth.”
The post continued, “He was born in Roseville, CA at 5:01pm on 6/12/16. He is light and love and magic. Monte, Rob, myself and Marcela, our trooper of a surrogate, are all doing fantastic.”
The happy news comes more than a year after the Hollywood couple exchanged vows along the beach of Maui. “Holy matrimony,” Greg shared on Twitter with a candid photo at sunset. “So much love today. Thanks for it all. Rob and I have enjoyed reading your kind wishes. Mahalo, as they say here on Maui.”
Daytime TV fans may recognize Greg from his role as Kevin Fisher on the long-running CBS soap since 2003. He won a Daytime Emmy for his portrayal back in 2005.
During a recent interview with Gay Stars News, Greg expressed his hope that his character would come out as gay.
“I think it would be a super interesting story to tell,” he shared. “I think it would be more socially responsible than just bringing on a gay character—to have someone on the canvas that the audience knows and thinks of as family and takes that (coming out) journey.”
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