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Tan France wants son to embrace South Asian culture

Tan France discussed his unborn son with his husband, Rob France, on A Little Late with Lilly Singh. File Photo by Gregg DeGuire/UPI
Tan France discussed his unborn son with his husband, Rob France, on "A Little Late with Lilly Singh." File Photo by Gregg DeGuire/UPI | License Photo

June 3 (UPI) -- Tan France says he wants his son to embrace South Asian culture.

The 38-year-old television personality discussed his unborn son with his husband, Rob France, during Wednesday's episode of A Little Late with Lilly Singh.

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France and Rob France are expecting their first child via surrogate. On A Little Late, France confirmed they are expecting a boy and said he has a name picked out for his son.

"I have had a name picked out for my son since I was 16, 17, possibly even earlier. I've always known," France said.

"When I met my husband, on one of the very first dates, I said, 'Do you want kids?' He was like, 'Yeah, yeah, one day I do' ... And I was like, 'I also know what I want to call my children.' Which I know is terrifying for anyone. This was literally within the first week," he recalled. "And I was like, 'I just need to know if you like these names.' And he did and I was like, 'Okay, that's what our first child is gonna be called.'"

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France, who is Muslim Pakistani and was born and raised in Britain, said the name he picked for his son is South Asian.

"You can take the boy out of Pakistan, you can't take Pakistan out of this boy, no matter how hard you try," he said.

France said there are "so many things" he wants to teach his son about South Asian culture.

"First off, our food. Like, the first food, other than milk, that my son will taste will be Indian food. That's my food," France said.

"And then Bollywood. So I want to teach my kid Hindi," he added. "There will only be Bollywood stuff in the house. There will be no, as we call it, white TV.' I want him to fully embrace, like '70s to 2003 Bollywood."

France and Rob France announced in April that they are expecting.

"So happy to finally share that WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!" France wrote on Instagram. "With the greatest gift/help of the most wonderful surrogate, Rob and I are lucky enough to be on our way to being parents, this Summer. Something we've wanted for SOooo many years."

"Our hearts are so full right now. I cannot wait to hold this baby, and to show him so much love," he said.

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France stars on the Netflix series Queer Eye, which completed its fifth season in June 2020. The series co-stars Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness.

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