Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart is officially a dad, he and his husband welcomed a baby boy via surrogate!
The soap opera star and his husband Robert Sudduth welcomed a baby boy via surrogate into the world Sunday evening.
“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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