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Amrit Kapai Shares That He and Husband Nicholas Kouchoukos Are Ready for Kids
The Family Karma couple have wanted to be dads “for a long time” but still have a “few more hurdles” ahead.
When you know, you know. After more than a decade together, Family Karma’s Amrit Kapai and his husband, Nicholas Kouchoukos, are planning to grow their family tree — and they might be kicking off the process in the very near future.
“The one thing Nicholas and I have known for a long time now is that we both want to be dads,” Amrit, who married Nicholas in April, recently told E! News. “It took us a long time to get to the wedding part of our lives, to get to the being married part of our lives, and we know for sure we don’t want to spend that same amount of time waiting for kids. We don’t want five or six or seven years to go by before we start the process, because we both know it’s not as easy to have a kid when there’s no woman involved in the relationship.”
As Amrit elaborated, he and his husband still have a “few more hurdles we have to jump through” as a same-sex couple.
“We have to decide do we want to do adoption, do we want to do surrogacy?” the Family Karma cast member continued. “If we do surrogacy, where do we want to do it? Do we want to do it abroad? Do we want to do it here? Who would be the egg donor? I mean, there are just so many question marks.”
Even so, they’ve learned there’s no reason to hold off on moving forward with some arrangements. “A lot of people we’ve talked to that have kids that are LGBT couples, they’ve just told us it’s a waiting game at a certain point,” Amrit added, “so you might as well get the process started.”
While documenting their journey to the altar on Family Karma Season 3, the couple also shared how they navigated Nick’s parents not being fully on board with him marrying another man, the idea of freezing their sperm, and their desire to start a family of their own.
“The more that people are able to see our story and relate to us, the better. It’s all about exposure. It’s all of us showing a person out there who maybe hasn’t come out or hasn’t mustered the courage — to show them, like, you can do the same thing,” he told Page Six in July 2021. “Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you can’t have a big wedding and you can’t wear a tux and walk down the aisle with your mom… I want to show people that just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you can’t have it all.”
And yes, for him, that definitely includes fatherhood too.
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