Robbie Rogers and his husband Greg Berlanti welcomed a daughter this week, and just like in soccer, their timing could not have been better. Rogers — the first out gay man to play in U.S. men’s major pro sports — celebrated his 32nd birthday on May 12.
One day later, on May 13, Mia Barbara Rogers-Berlanti arrived, via a surrogate, and captured her daddies’ hearts.
Here’s how Berlanti, the TV producer behind the CW superhero dramas, “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Arrow,” shared the news, on Instagram, revealing how Mia got her name.
He also announced that Rogers “has already mastered two-child multitasking, big brother Caleb is being just sweet enough.”
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Welcome to the world Mia Barbara Rogers-Berlanti. 5/13/19. Our hearts and our family have grown even larger. @robbierogers has already mastered two child multitasking, big brother Caleb is being just sweet enough & I’m as thankful and in awe as ever. The “Barbara” is for my amazing Mom, who though she’s not here to share in this moment, will be watching over her granddaughter Mia forever— and laughing as Robbie and I figure out the parenting skills she mastered so perfectly. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
“...She’s already absolutely obsessed with Dadda G and her brother... Caleb tolerates her ;) — I couldn’t have dreamt up a more perfect way to celebrate my birthday.”
The couple welcomed their son, Caleb, via a surrogate in February 2016; he’s now 3. This past weekend, Rogers posted a photo of his mom with Caleb on Instagram for Mother’s Day.
Rogers married Berlanti in December 2017 in Malibu, Calif. A month earlier, when Rogers retired, he left a vacuum in professional men’s sports, with no out gay man playing in any U.S. major sport.
Collin Martin, now playing for the Hartford Athletics in Connecticut, is believed to be the only out gay man in pro sports at this time.
News that the couple were expecting their second child made headlines last month.
We send our very best wishes to Robbie, Greg and the entire Rogers-Berlanti family!