Michelle Buteau, the host of Netflix's The Circle, is the mother to her twins—a boy and a girl—named Otis and Hazel. However, it wasn't easy for her to have her children/kids as they were born from a surrogate after she was diagnosed with a benign tumor on the pituitary gland.
We haven't seen Netflix's The Circle on our televisions in approximately six months. But after six months, a new season of the Americanized version of the British series is available, complete with additional catfish, warnings, and opportunities to respond to the main question: To what far would you go to become popular if $150,000 were on the line?
Absolutely! Netflix officially renewed The Circle for its fourth and fifth seasons in August 2021 after the first season became a streaming smash and the popularity continued for seasons two and three. Since the latest season has arrived on the streaming platform, many viewers are left with numerous questions to be answered.
Apart from all the participants, many viewers have also shown some interest in the host of the show, Michelle Buteau. The popular actress and comedian's personal life has always been a subject of concern for many of her fans. Most recently, people want to know about her twin children/kids. Yes, the 45-year-old is a mother of twin babies. Well, let's know about the twins in detail.
Michelle Buteau’s Kids/Children: Here Is How 'The Circle' Host Gave Birth to Twins, Otis & Hazel!
Michelle Buteau (@michellebuteau) had always wanted children/kids, but having that dream ripped from her grasp did not sit well with her. But fortunately, Michelle and her husband, Gijs van der Most, quickly found a surrogate who consented to carry their kid. And as fate would have it, she got pregnant and gave birth to twins—a boy and a girl— in January 2019. The happy parents named their two children, Otis and Hazel.
The Circle host had always pictured herself as a wife and mother before she became famous. But life had other ideas for her. She had been battling infertility for over five years when she was finally diagnosed with a benign tumor on the pituitary gland, which caused her to miscarry many times and rendered her infertile.
After several rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and spending a fortune on medical treatments, she bravely decided to let a surrogate carry her child. Michelle, however, was really upset by the timing of the good news because she was portraying a pregnant lesbian in Ali Wong's 2019 Netflix romantic comedy Always Be My Maybe.
Michelle Buteau also had to wear a belt that depicted her character as being eight months along when her surrogate gave birth. The strong woman, however, did not allow the irony of the circumstance to affect her. Twins, Otis and Hazel, were born in January 2019. Every cry she shed was worth it when she finally got to hold them both. Currently, the couple successfully raises their two kids while simultaneously attending to their work obligations. In their hometown of Bushwick, Brooklyn, they also jointly run a furniture company called Van Der Most Modern.
When they were 7 months old, Michelle jokingly said that although Otis had a large head that he didn't know what to do with, Hazel was little and crawled around. On social media, Michelle frequently posts adorable photos of her two kids. Her photos of them with amusing yet adoring remarks show how much she cares for and loves them.
Michelle Buteau’s Early Life!
Michelle Buteau, who is half-Haitian and half-Jamaican, has always appreciated her own ethnicity without exaggerating its significance. After 9/11, she realized that life was too short to accomplish anything except the things that genuinely made her happy. Formerly an editor and producer for 7News in New York City, Michelle made the decision to leave journalism to pursue her long-held dreams of becoming an actress and comedian.
Michelle received her first Comedy Central gig after five years of theatrical performances. It took her more than 15 years to establish herself after her 2006 first performance in Story of Juan Bago fell short of critical praise. The comedian's podcast Late Night Whenever! placed her in the spotlight after it even was selected as "one of the greatest podcasts of 2018 so far" by Time magazine.