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"Desperate Housewives" star Tuc Watkins has come out as gay and revealed he is a new dad to twin sons, born via surrogate.

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The actor has spoken publicly about his sexuality in a candid TV interview with Marie Osmond, which is due to air on the talk show "Marie" on Monday.

Watkins told Osmond he knew he was gay even as a young boy, before sharing the happy news that earlier this year he welcomed his two baby boys, Catchen and Curtis.

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He says, "A lot of people at some point in their lives think, 'Am I going to be a parent? Do I want to be a parent?' And when I was young, I knew three things: I knew I was gay, I knew one day I was gonna be a dad, and I knew that Gene Wilder's 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' was going to be the best movie of all time. So far, I've been right about all three."

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Coincidentally, Watkins played a gay man who wanted to adopt a baby with his same-sex partner on "Desperate Housewives."