Dustin Lance Black has hit out at Katie Hopkins for criticizing his decision to have a baby with his partner Tom Daley.
Dustin and Tom announced they would be expecting a boy together in February, with Richard Littlejohn causing outrage when he wrote that the idea of two same sex parents ‘made him sick’ for the Daily Mail.
However, fellow Mail affiliate Hopkins took to Twitter on Monday (5 March) after the couple announced the sex of their baby.
The couple made the revelation on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast.
Dustin Lance Black hits back at Katie Hopkins
Taking to Twitter on 5 March, Hopkins wrote: ‘And with @amazonprimenow they get free next day delivery.’
Husband Tom was quick to reply back, saying: ‘It’s actually a 2 hour delivery service. Not next day. Sorry hun. Love ya babez.’
is actually a 2 hour delivery service. Not next day. Sorry Hun. Love ya babez
— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) March 7, 2018
Black responded to Katie on Wednesday (7 March), saying:
‘For any who care to understand this process, surrogacy for gay & straight parents as well as most pregnancies requiring medical assistance can take years longer than those that don’t.
‘And pregnancies requiring medical help come with their very own hopes, heartbreaks & joy.
‘I’ve never heard of someone who does not know their surrogate, and doesn’t know them well.
Surrogate mother ‘is someone who we love and are incredibly grateful for.’
‘A part of the process is either choosing someone you know and love and have that relationship with… or you have to build a relationship like that.
‘The women who are willing to do this and give this gift to couples who can’t have children – there is a love and a warmth and a generosity and a kindness that’s difficult not to fall in love with.
‘We certainly have that with ours. We do love her very much.
‘I don’t want to give too many details because she has asked not to be named publicly.
‘We need to respect that, and I hope the press will respect that – but they become family.
‘This is a person who we love and are incredibly grateful for.’