Shaun T and his husband Scott Blokker’s Relationship and Fatherhood Journey
As they raise twin boys in an interracial marriage, celebrity fitness coach Shaun T and his husband Scott Blokker are defying the notion of a traditional family.
The same-sex couple was eager to start a family after marrying in 2012. However, they had a long and winding route to becoming fathers.
It took them five years to have children, with twelve attempts, six egg donors, five surrogates, two doctors, and one miscarriage along the way.
Surrogacy brought the twins into the world.
Fortunately, they were able to have their twins through surrogacy in November 2017. In December 2017, the two shared photos of their boys, Sanders Vaughn and Silas Rhys, as well as their surrogate, on Instagram.
They shared the photo after the children were released from the hospital after they were born prematurely at 32 weeks of pregnancy. The children were detained in the NICU for about a month since they were born prematurely.
“Ashley, meet our SURROGATE!” Shaun included two wonderful photos of their surrogate and her children holding the newborn infants with his message.
He stressed how “UNBELIEVABLE” it is that a single individual can completely alter one’s life path. As she volunteered to bear their twins, Shaun T revealed how many individuals have assisted them and Ashley along the way.
As she prepared to bring our two boys into the world, many of those folks gathered behind her to show their love, support, and encouragement.
“The joy they had when they first touched and kissed the babies was wonderful and incomprehensible,” the 43-year-old stated.
Shaun T also thanked Ashley, her husband Michael, and their children for assisting them in starting their family! The surrogate was defined by him as a brave, strong, empowered, determined, powerful, dedicated, and amazing human.
In a 2019 interview with Parents, the LGBT couple stated that the initial months of being parents were difficult and stressful. Shaun recalls, “It was horrific.”
Blokker, his husband, revealed that they had more fights than ever before. “I even wondered if having children had wrecked our marriage, but it wasn’t the children.” It was the inability to sleep!”
As he embarked on the path of parenting, the founder of the Insanity training program received two wonderful bits of advice, according to him. Blokkers’ father explained that they are not entering the world of the babies, but rather the babies are entering their lives, which piqued his interest in showing them around.
Another piece of instruction from his grandmother was to never go to bed angry, and the pair still adheres to this practice.
Three Years Have Passed Since The Twins Were Born
Their fathers are thrilled now that their sons have turned three in November 2020, especially after everything they’ve been through.
As the family of four celebrated an early morning birthday feast, the fitness trainer took to Instagram and shared a series of photos and videos. He captioned it, “We can’t believe these boys are already 3 years old.”
The first photo was a family portrait with the fathers holding number three balloons, while the second and third films showed the twins opening their birthday presents.
Shaun also uploaded videos of the twins cutting the cakes and celebrating the wonderful day the next day.
The fitness guru has been updating fans on the twins’ progress on social media since they were born.
He shares everything with his fans, from wearing superhero costumes to swimming lessons to learning about the solar system and painting rainbow nails.