Kieron Richardson has shared a rare snap of his three-month-old twins, Phoebe and Chase, to show the unique way he gets them to fall asleep.
The Hollyoaks star and hubby Carl Hyland welcomed their twins on May 22 after their surrogate fell pregnant last year.
The actor, 31, has revealed that rather than reading them a bedtime story, an episode of Hollyoaks before bed helps them fall alseep. How CUTE.
Kieron captioned the shot: “My little babies watching @hollyoaksofficial before bed #cute.”
The picture shows the twins lying in front of the TV, which was showing an episode of the soap, ready for bed in their baby grows.
Phoebe wore a floral patterened onesie while Chase sported one with buses on.
Fans gushed over the super-sweet snap as one said: “Aww that’s so adorable.”
“This makes my heart hurt 😍,” another added.
A third commented: “This is the cutest thing ever!”
Kieron and Carl, who tied the knot in 2015, welcomed their twins back in May.
Sharing the exciting news on social media Kieron, who has played Ste Hay on the soap for 10 years, shared a photo of two hospital wristbands with the names and times of birth of their children.
He wrote: “Welcome Chase and Phoebe Rae x.”
The couple had the babies via surrogate and recently starred in a documentary showing them settling into life as new dads.
Speaking about how lucky he feels to have two children with his husband Kieron said: “I feel like I’ve got so much to celebrate right now.
“I’m a young man who’s openly gay, I’ve got a husband, and now I’ve got two children, twins. We love those kids and we’re going to show that we’re like any other family.”
The pair appeared on ITV’s This Morning back in June to discuss being parents for the first time with hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.
But Kieron hit back at Ruth after she asked an “unfair” question.
Ruth, 57, said: “Obviously you went with IVF, and you both donated sperm.
“But do you know which of you gave the sperm that made the twins?”
To which Kieron, 31, replied: “We don’t tell people because it’s one of the obvious questions people ask.
“We have lesbian friends, who are mums, and they always get people asking, ‘Who’s the mum?’
“They say, ‘We’re both the mum?,’ and they’ll go, ‘No, but who’s REALLY the mum?’
“It’s an unfair question.”
Speaking about the decision to use a surrogate to start a family, Kieron said: “We thought about adoption and that’s something we will look forward to in the future.
“But we researched surrogacy and it’s something we wanted to do.”
Encouraging other same-sex couples to consider the same route they’ve gone down Kieron added: “Absolutely do it!
“Everybody should have the right to be a parent. As long as you’re fit and healthy and can give a child love.
“Just because of who you go to bed with at night shouldn’t determine whether or not you should be a parent. That’s ridiculous.”