Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson has refused to answer what he said was an “unfair” question by Ruth Langsford on This Morning.
The star, who welcomed twins Chase and Phoebe Rae with his husband Carl Hyland in May, said Langsford asked an “unfair” question about the twins.
Langsford asked: “Obviously you both donated sperm, but do you know whose…?”
To which Richardson replied: “It’s one of the most obvious questions people ask.
Adding: “And we don’t tell people because our best friends are lesbians and they have a tough time in the street when people go: ‘Who’s the mum?’”
Going on, Richardson says: “And our friends go: ‘Oh we both are!’ and people will go: ’No but whose really the mother?’
“I think it’s an unfair question, because they’re both the mum.”
Richardson’s husband Hyland said: “And it’s not something we’re bothered [about] so why should other people be?”
Of same-sex parenting in general and whether couples should have kids, Richardson adds: “Absolutely do it.
“Everybody should have the right to be a parent, as long as you’re fit and healthy and can give a child love and abundance and care for it.
“I feel that who you go to bed with at night shouldn’t determine whether or not you should be a parent.”
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The couple, who got married in 2015, announced that they were having twins on Christmas last year on Instagram.
At the time, Richardson explained that the pair were overjoyed that they were having twins.
“We wanted to wait to see whether we needed to buy pink or blue, but now we know we can buy both colours, as we’re having our very own Prince and Princess,” he said.
The actor, who plays the gay character Set Hay in the British soap, spoke about his worries over having IVF treatment ahead of the birth of the twins.
“It doesn’t work every time. You can put the eggs and the embryos in, and you think it’s going to stick and the body will just reject it.
“It’s not as easy as people think. Although there’s a 60 percent success rate so it’s still pretty high,” he explained.
The couple has been together for nine years now.