Brian Dowling says his sister was embarrassed for being a surrogate for his daughter

Brian Dowling has revealed that “a lot of shame” has been directed at him and his sister Aoife, who was a surrogate for his child.

He is a reality TV star (44) who recently became a parent to his partner, judge Arthur Gourounlian (42) of Dancing with the Stars, and has been open about his surrogacy experience. their.

“There was a lot of shame. The level of homophobia that Arthur and I… is strange. Aoife also puts herself out there,” he told Kate Ferdinand’s Blended podcast.

“Our journey as a parent is unique and with the lack of legislation in Ireland, who dictates who can have a family and who can’t?

“I remember coming out in 2001 and we couldn’t get married; there was a referendum in 2015. Who dictated that I could get married?”

Brian’s older sister, Aoife, was the surrogate for their child, and everyone involved was bombarded with questions about “DNA and biology”.

He said she was not Blake’s biological mother when they asked an egg donor from Portugal.

“There is interest in who the father is. People are obsessed with DNA and biology.

“Aoife never thought the baby was hers. Aoife knew it was her niece. We have eight other nieces and nephews and it’s an identical relationship.

“When we went public with this, we got all sorts of things like: ‘How can she give away her baby? Shameful.’ She was like, ‘That’s not my baby’.

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“Aoife didn’t think motherhood was for her, but as a woman, she wanted to experience what it was like to be pregnant. She was very emotional when she gave birth.

“She always wanted to have a cesarean section. The whole labor process is lengthy, but a cesarean section is more clinical,” he says.

The couple recently shared one of the comments posted on their Instagram page, one saying: “She wants her mom.”

Brian retorted: “Texts like this make me sad but also very angry.”

He said the couple “receives messages like this quite often. I’m not sure if the people who make them are stupid or just plain lowly.”

Other users took to the comments section, advising them to ignore the negatives.

Lucy Kennedy commented: “Negative comments? Not paying attention. Blake is such a lucky child to be born into a family filled with love and happiness.”

Another said: “Unfortunately, comments against our family are so common because we are different but Blake is such a lucky girl to have both of you.”

A third added: “Beautiful baby and good story. Skip them. The baby being brought into a home filled with love is the most important thing.”

And another added: “It is so upsetting to know that you are receiving negative comments at such a special time in your life. God bless you all.”

Brian took to Instagram to share about baby Blake’s reunion with Aoife, saying: “Blake LOVES his Aunt Aoife so much and is so content in her arms. Especially just 5 days after giving birth, Aoife looks AMAZING.”

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