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Sandra Mallon

Dancing With The Stars judge Arthur Gourounlian says he would love another baby with husband Brian Dowling

Dancing With The Stars host Arthur Gourounlian has said he would love to have another baby.

The celebrity choreographer and his husband, Big Brother winner, Brian Dowling, welcomed their first daughter, Blake, last September. Brian’s younger sister Aoife acted as their surrogate. Now Arthur revealed he would love to expand his family.

He said: “Never say never. Aoife was the best thing that ever happened to us. She wanted to experience it. She wanted to and she said it was the best thing she ever did in her life because she doesn’t know if she’s going to have kids.

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“But yeah, I want a second.” Arthur gushed about being a father, saying Blake "never cries."

He said: “She wakes up smiling at me. She is a woman, she knows how to control me, she knows how to manipulate me.

"All my life I grew up around boys… never had a baby girl. This one knows how to manipulate me.”

But the Armenian born dancer admitted he is the stricter parent. He said: “I’m the bad guy. Brian is the spoiled one and I’m like ‘no don’t this, don’t do that’. I try to keep the peace in the house.”

Brian and Arthur are continuing to deal with homophobic abuse online since announcing the arrival of their daughter. But Arthur said many followers are now turning on online trolls supporting them.

He added: “I don’t have to say anything. I’m very unapologetic. But people actually attack the bullies so sometimes I don’t even have to say anything.

“That child, everywhere we go, she is always smiling at everybody. The homophobia thing about how every child needs a mother and father – it’s all bullsh*t.

“Blake has two dads, and she is absolutely fine. She has female influences in her life. She is loved. She is healthy so I don’t even listen to the negative.

“I think it is people against the traditional family, they can’t get over it. They think it is a sin that two men have to raise a child.

“I’m still getting messages on Facebook on Twitter, we’re still getting… but I don’t care.”


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