Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward Welcome a Baby Girl

Jeff Lewis and his partner Gage Edward welcomed their first child via surrogate on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Lewis shared a photo of himself holding their baby girl in his arms shortly after her birth. “At 4:22pm today, I grew up. Welcome Monroe Christine Lewis,” he wrote in the caption of the Instagram photo.

At 4:22pm today, I grew up. Welcome Monroe Christine Lewis.

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Us Weekly reports:

“The couple, who have been together for more than seven years, announced in May that they were expecting a child via a surrogate after multiple attempts at adoption fell through.”

Read more about their road that led to Monroe over at Us Weekly.