Pete Buttigieg Honored by Husband Chasten on His 41st Birthday: 'So Lucky to Be Loved by You'

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who turns 41 on Thursday, received a special shoutout from his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, in a sweet post shared

on social media. "Happy Birthday to the most patient traveling companion and father," Chasten, 33, wrote on Twitter. "We are so lucky to be loved by you,

@PeteButtigieg!" In a photo accompanying his husband's post, Pete can be seen standing beside a stroller carrying the couple's two children — twins Joseph "Gus" August and

Penelope Rose — while waiting for a train. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from

juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The former presidential candidate began dating Chasten, a middle school teacher, in 2015 after they met on the

dating app Hinge. They then got engaged in December 2017 at O'Hare International Airport, and later married in June 2018. RELATED: Pete and Chasten Buttigieg 'Beyond

Blessed' for Christmas with 1-Year-Old Twins: 'My Heart Was Unprepared' Years later, in August 2021, the couple announced that they became parents, with Pete revealing the

news on social media at the time, sharing the statement, "For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family. We're overjoyed to share that we've become parents!"

A month later, Pete then posted a black-and-white family photo of himself and Chasten each holding one of their swaddled newborn twins — a boy and a girl — while also revealing

their names.