Actor Greg Rikaart and his television
writer husband, Robert Sudduth, on Sunday welcomed their first child,
a boy born via surrogate.
The couple announced the birth with an
Instagram family portrait.
“We fight hate, fear, bigotry,
homophobia and injustice in the world with love, intellect and
enlightenment,” Rikaart wrote in the post. “In the truest and
most pure definitions of the latter words, it is with full hearts
that Rob and I take great pride in introducing our son, Montgomery
Argo Rikaart-Sudduth. He was born in Roseville, CA at 5:01pm on
6/12/16. He is light and love and magic. Monte, Rob, myself and
Marcela, our trooper of a surrogate, are all doing fantastic.”
Rikaart, who is best known for playing
Kevin Fischer on the long running CBS soap opera The Young and the
Restless, and Sudduth married
last spring in Hawaii.
Rikaart came out in 2013 on Twitter,
posting a photograph of himself and Sudduth in support of the Supreme
Court ruling which led to the fall of California's ban on gay
marriage, Proposition 8.
2014, Rikaart made headlines when he called
former Texas Governor Rick Perry “a big dumb asshole” for
comparing being gay to an alcoholic.