Former Big Brother contestant “Farmer Dave” Graham has become a dad with a lesbian couple.
“I’m the proud dad of a little girl, since yesterday,” he shared on Nova’s Sydney radio show Chrissie, Sam & Browny on Tuesday.
He said he met the baby’s “amazing” mother five years ago at an LGBTI youth event at which he was speaking.
“She was in the room and we just clicked. I was in an amazing relationship, she was in an amazing relationship, and the first thing I said to her is I want to have a baby with you,” he said.
“She didn’t speak to me, she was just a bit gaspy. Then she came up to me at the end of the night and she said, ‘Were you serious about that?’ because she felt the same thing. It was just one of those cosmic things.
“Here we are four years down the track, and her and her partner are proud mummies of a beautiful little girl.”
He said the process was “very long” and “very thought out”.
“One of the great things about doing it this way is there is that we have a long time to talk about it,” he said.
“The mother who was going to carry the baby couldn’t because of this thing, and and then the other mother was going to have the baby and then she ended up with some complications.
“It worked out whereby it was the eggs of the actual mother that I had the connection with were put inside the other mother.
“The role that I’ll have is ‘special uncle.’ They’re so excited for my mum to go and meet her. This child is going to grow up with so much love around her.”
Dave famously came out as gay to his fellow housemates on the 2006 series of Big Brother, and now runs the Farmer Dave Dog Centre in western Sydney.