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American Idol’s Danny Gokey Welcomes Son Daniel Emanuel

It’s a boy! People confirms that American Idol Season 8 finalist Danny Gokey and his wife Leyicet welcomed their first child, son Daniel Emanuel Gokey, on Sunday.

“Leyicet and I are overjoyed to welcome the new member of our family,” Danny told People. He goes on to say that he’s ecstatic to be a first-time dad and have a little buddy to hang out with. “Thankfully, because of what I do, it will also allow me the flexibility to spend a lot of quality time with him.”

Baby Daniel arrived almost one year to the date of his parents’ wedding. The couple tied the knot on January 29, 2012 in Florida, and just six month later, the singer, 32, and his model wife, 26, announced the pregnancy.

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Leyicet is Gokey’s second wife — sadly, his first wife, Sophia, passed away in 2008 after a routine surgery for congenital heart disease. To honor his late wife, Danny now runs the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, which helps homeless families.

With a generous spirit like his, we bet Daniel will idolize his daddy!

Source: People

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01.22.2013 / 04:13 AM EDT by Jo Aaron
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