Brian Dowling has announced that he will be welcoming his first child with husband Arthur Gourounlian after previous surrogacy struggles.
The Big Brother winner, 43, and the choreographer, 41, took to social media on Friday to share the exciting news and reveal the new addition to their family is coming. later this year.
The couple shared a sweet video from the moment they heard the good news, along with an ultrasound image and the caption: ‘Dowling Gourounlian baby coming soon’.
Congratulations! Brian Dowling has announced that he is expecting his first child with husband Arthur Gourounlian after previous surrogacy struggles
In the video, Brian runs into the room and screams, ‘we’re pregnant!’ while Arthur shouted with excitement, before showing their followers the ultrasound.
In the post that followed, they wrote: ‘What can we say except thank you all SO MUCH for all the unsavory messages and love we have received since we announced a baby yesterday.
‘We have the BIGGEST smiles on our faces. But right now we’re deciding who should be called Dad and who should be called Dad’
Good news: The couple shared a sweet video from the moment they heard the good news, accompanied by an ultrasound image and captioned: ‘Dowling Gourounlian baby coming soon’
Father and son: The Big Brother winner, 43, and the choreographer, 41, took to social media on Friday to share the exciting news and reveal the new addition to their family is coming later this year
Brian and Arthur were married in 2015, and moved to LA some time after their marriage.
They have been very open with their followers and revealed that they are considering adoption in the United States before moving back to Ireland during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Brian told the Irish Sun: ‘When we were in LA we were trying to get adoptions and since I am a refugee I told Brian that from the beginning I wanted to start a family.
Surprise: In the video Brian screams, ‘we’re pregnant!’ while Arthur shouted excitedly before showing their followers the ultrasound
He added: ‘My dream is to have three boys. I said, ‘Listen, I can’t justify paying so much to surrogates. I can’t picture myself spending that much, so why don’t we apply? Because there are a lot of children and they love our help’.
The couple then moved back to Ireland to be near Brian’s family, with whom they were extremely close.
He added: ‘Brian and I, when we moved back, we really wanted to adopt in Ireland.
‘But we had to face some doors because first of all being gay or not having enough children to adopt in Ireland or if you want to adopt in Ireland we would be last on the list. gender and age. And there’s a lot of it and it’s been really hard for us. It feels really heavy. ‘
Couple goals: Brian and Arthur got married back in 2015 and have gone public about their surrogacy journey
Brian rose to fame appearing on Big Brother twice – in series 2 in 2001 and nine years later on Ultimate Big Brother in 2010 – before being invited to host when he switched to Channel 5.
He presented from 2011 to 2013 before being taken over by Emma Willis – something he claims he wasn’t told about and only discovered after reading it in a newspaper.
Big Brother is supposed to return to television screens next year on ITV with members of the public being housemates.
Happier times: Davina was the original host of Big Brother but left in 2010 when it was moved from Channel 4 to Channel 5. Brian then presented from 2011 to 2013 (2010 image). )
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