MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Elian Gonzalez, whose custody case when he was a boy sparked diplomatic tensions between the US and Cuba, will soon be a father.

The big announcement was made in light of Father’s Day on Gonzalez’s Facebook page.

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The 26-year-old said his own father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, who took him back to Cuba from the US was his inspiration to become a dad.

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In his post, Gonzalez said he hopes to take on the role of father quote “half as well” as his own did.

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Gonzalez said he and his fiancée were expecting to have a baby girl later this summer.