Singer Toby Allen, and his boyfriend, actor Darren Weller, welcomed twins named Harvey and Roxanne six months ago. Harvey and Roxanne were carried by a surrogate mother from California, who has since visited the twins.
Toby is a member of the pop group Human Nature, along with Andrew and Mike Tierney, and Phil Burton. All schoolmates with a background in choir, they formed a band while still in high school. Their debut album, Telling Everybody, was released in 1996, and went triple platinum; it is considered one of Australia’s most successful debut albums. They have continued to bring out top-selling albums, toured with acts like Michael Jackson and Celine Dion, and performed the national anthem at the 2000 Olympics. Since 2005, they have been associated with Motown stars like Smokey Robinson and Mary Wilson, and after performing in the United States in 2008, have become a resident act on the Las Vegas Strip. Toby has played the lead role in the musical Cabaret, for which he won a Helpmann Award, and also appeared in Grease. He has competed on Dancing with the Stars, and Australia’s Brainiest, where he came runner-up as Australia’s brainiest musician (his bandmate Phil Burton won).
Darren has appeared in several television series, such as All Saints and White Collar Blue, but is principally a stage actor. He is best known for portraying Julian Assange in the “Wikiplay”, Stainless Steel Rat/Man in the Middle, which has been staged in Sydney and London. The play was regularly updated to reflect changing events. Darren and Toby have been together for nine years, and live in Las Vegas in the United States.
(Photo shows Darren and Toby with the twins; Toby is on the right)