Shaun T is going to be a dad.
The celebrity fitness trainer recently took to Instagram where he and his husband Scott Blokker revealed that they are expecting twins via surrogate.
“Some things come easy, something take time,” the cards they flashed in the post began. “Struggles can be real, but with them you’ll find. Things happen for a reason. Sometimes you never know why. But never give up and remember it’s OK to cry. 5 years of challenges, 5 years of wait. Ups, downs in emotion, painful blows we’d take. But we learned to stay the course, hope and prayer wins. And we’re happy to finally announce…. we’re having twins!”
“I wanted to tell people a long time ago because I like to live in the emotion of the excitement, but because our journey has been so long, hard and emotionally draining, Scott wanted to wait to protect me from the possibility of another let down,” Shaun T recalled to People of the events leading up their baby announcement.
“I decided that I wouldn’t push the issue and wait for Scott to decide when it was time for us,” he added. “So he came home one day and said, ‘I think I’m ready to tell our fans.’ I was super excited and relieved. We love simple but effective and emotional announcements, and so a poem with flash cards was the perfect plan.”
The news comes on the heels of the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary, which they celebrated on Thursday.
“We found out on my birthday, May 2,” Shaun T told the entertainment news outlet of the baby. “I knew we would get a result, but because we have been on the roller coaster before, I just said to myself, ‘It’s gonna be a great day or a greater day.’ We were on the tennis court too!”
“We knew the pregnancy results would be coming mid-morning, so we wanted to just try to pretend like it was any other normal day, since we had been through this day 11 times before,” the 39-year-old continued. “We got a text in the middle of our practice, called our surrogate and were told the beyond-incredible news.”
“We were flying home from a work trip talking about when and how we would announce it,” the author of T Is for Transformation continued, noting that the couple’s surrogate will be 28 weeks along come Monday, Oct. 16.
“We wanted to keep it simple [and] fun but also talk about how struggle is real, and if you keep your focus and never give up, your dreams will come true,” concluded the fitness expert. “Our journey to have a family is the essence of that.”
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