American idol danny gokey baby

It's a Baby Boy for
'American Idol' Alum
Danny Gokey!


American Idol alum, Danny Gokey, is a daddy!

The season 8 finalist and his wife, Leyicet, welcomed their first child, a son named Daniel Emanuel Gokey on Jan. 20.

After marrying on Jan. 29, 2012, the pair announced they'd be expecting a child together six months later. But even before the announcement, Danny hinted at fatherhood!

"Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow," the 32-year-old wrote on his Twitter account on June 17.

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And we couldn't be happier for the crooner. As Idol fans know, Danny tragically lost his first wife, Sophia, four weeks before he auditioned for the hit Fox series in 2008. She passed away after a routine surgery for congenital heart disease.

Though Danny finished in third place, he's gone on to make two studio albums and earned a nomination at the 2010 American Country Awards. He also created a foundation called the Sophia's Heart Foundation, which helps homeless families, in honor of Sophia.