Queer Eye star Tan France and husband Rob announce the arrival of their second son
Written by on May 31, 2023
Queer Eye star Tan France and his husband Rob announced the arrival of their second son via surrogate on Instagram on Wednesday.
Sharing a picture of their new arrival, Tan wrote: ‘Welcome baby boy #2, Isaac France, born this past weekend. He completes our little family perfectly.
‘And a huge thank you to our incredible warrior of a surrogate, for giving us the greatest gift one could ever give.’
The couple revealed they were expecting their second child back in and told PEOPLE, they found out their surrogate was pregnant around Christmas.
Tan said at the time: ‘We were over the moon. It was the best feeling ever. I mean, it felt almost as shocking as the first time.
‘I was overjoyed, in tears, I couldn’t believe that it had finally happened again. It was just the most incredible feeling.’
Tan and Rob, who have been married since 2007, are already parents to son Ismail, one-and-a-half.
The Naturally Tan author shared his desire to expand his family on the Milk Drunk podcast on Thursday, saying he and his husband really wanted to give their son a sibling who was close in age.
‘We wanted him to have someone that will be his person that he’s tethered to. I’m really close with my siblings and my husband is really close with his, so we wanted to create a family where [our child] would have more support other than just Rob and I.’
‘We are so excited about Ismail having a sibling, but the most exciting part is that he will have somebody hopefully for the rest of his life that he gets to call his person,’ Tan added.
And the Next In Fashion host said back then that while he and Rob are very excited about expecting their second child, their young son has no idea what’s going on.
‘All he knows is that there is a car outside with his name on it. As soon as he wakes up the first word is ‘car,’ and the second word is ‘car.’ So it doesn’t matter what we try to explain to him, what we’re trying to show him, his only word is ‘car,’ ‘ he shared with the outlet.
And the couple already know the gender and name of their next child – but they aren’t sharing that just yet.
‘I always knew these two names that I loved the most. And so thankfully, Rob loves them also,’ he said. ‘We’re on track to call our baby this name.’
They confirmed they were using a different surrogate this time around and he detailed their relationship.
‘The only thing that’s different is that she’s out of state, so we don’t get to see her in real life as much, but we see her on FaceTime or Zoom,’ he added. ‘We text regularly, and so it’s been great.’
And the British-born fashion personality, who resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, plans to stay right where he is.
‘As an Asian, gay Muslim I was desperate to get away,’ Tan said in his documentary Tan France: Beauty & the Bleach. ‘I have been concerned about my skin color from the day I was born.
‘Growing up in Doncaster I always felt unsafe. I thought if I had whiter skin I wouldn’t be called a P*** every day.
Tan explained how a gang of men had attacked him while he was on his way to school because he was Pakistani.
‘I used to wake up thinking, “What trouble is my skin going to get me into today?” It was about survival. Being able to get home without being attacked.’
‘I just thought, I need to find a way to date, to get a job, potentially a marriage,’ he revealed.