American Idol’s Danny Gokey Welcomes A Baby Boy!

Danny Gokey has welcomed a baby boy, Daniel Emanuel. The former American Idol country music singer has congratulations coming to him. He and his wife Leyicet Peralta are over the moon with Joy following the birth the their first child, a son.

The baby, who was born January 20, 102 did weigh in at eight pounds and eleven ounces arriving at nine fifty two P.M. EST.

 ”Leyicet and I are overjoyed to welcome the new member of our family. I’m ecstatic to be a first time dad and to have a new little buddy to hang out with,” the singer tells PEOPLE.

“Thankfully, because of what I do, it will also allow me the flexibility to spend a lot of quality time with him. I have so many exciting projects ahead this year but a brand new baby is an amazing way to get the new year started. We feel really blessed!” he continued gushing.

On Twitter Friday, January 18, the thirty two year old jokingly tweeted about his unborn baby,

“My son is already like me and I haven’t even met him yet….Late!!!!!! I’m always late for appointment, he’s late for his delivery!! Smh.” On Sunday, he added, “Its Official, I’m a daddy!!! :) .”

Danny and Leyicet were married following a two year engagement.

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