Chasten & Pete Buttigieg settle into “peternity” with the gayest dad joke ever

Chasten and Pete Buttigieg
Chasten and Pete Buttigieg Photo: Pete Buttigieg's Facebook

Pete and Chasten Buttigieg appear to be quickly settling into their new roles as dads… perhaps a little too comfortably.

Last month, the couple announced that they had become fathers, welcoming newborns Penelope Rose and Joseph August into their family. Chasten is well known for his strong social media presence – so much so that you can vote for him for 2021 LGBTQ Nation Social Media Hero – but he took some time off from Twitter after the babies’ births.

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He’s back, and…. Well, he’s definitely a dad now.

“Has RuPaul considered a children’s album?” he quipped in one of his first tweets since becoming a dad. “Because ‘You Betta Burp!’ has been stuck in my head all. darn. day.”

Chasten was referring to RuPaul’s use of the expression “You betta work” in his 1992 hit “Supermodel.”

Meanwhile, the internet noticed that 2021 LGBTQ Nation Hero of the Year nominee Pete might not have found time to shave since becoming a dad. The out Secretary of Transportation had no facial hair last month, but that has changed.

“I call this look ‘paternity leave,'” joked one Twitter user, while another suggested “Peternity leave,” because the dad jokes just won’t stop.

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