Hollyoaks actors, Kieron Richardson, and his husband, Carl Hyland, have shared a first glimpse of their new twins.
The couple welcomed the arrival of the babies, Chase and Phoebe, last month.
At the time, they only shared a photo of the babies’ name tags.
Baby Chase and Phoebe’s name tags/Source: @MrkieronR
But now, fans have seen a glimpse of the twins for the first time in a Channel 4 documentary about same-sex parenting.
In the documentary, “Raised by Queers”, Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson opens up about the struggles he and his husband, Carl Hyland, faced as same-sex parents.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2015, had the twins through a surrogate mother.
They kept a video log of their journey.
Speaking of the birth, Richardson said:
“I feel like words you could never describe in a million years. It’s the most surreal experience ever.”
The actor has quickly adapted to his new role as a father.
“Isn’t it funny how about four weeks ago I couldn’t change a nappy and I didn’t know how to feed a baby.
“And now I can pretty much do it all in one quick sitting.”
The star recently refused to answer a question about the twins on “This Morning”, which he deemed “unfair”.
He believes that he and his husband will face prejudice as same-sex parents.
“We’re going to face things in play grounds, we’re going to face things walking down the street or on holiday, that’s just the way our life is going to be.”
In hospital, the couple faced prejudice too.
Richardson said he overheard one nurse say: “Those men shouldn’t be left with those babies on their own because they have no parental rights”.
Although “same-sex couples are ready to be parents”, he added, he does not think “the world as a whole is ready for two men or two women to raise children just yet.”
The documentary is available to watch on Channel 4.