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It feels like yesterday we were watching Bucky Covington add a country twang to the fifth season of American Idol and now he’s going to be a daddy! The 36-year-old performer, whose full name is William Joel Covington III, shared the happy and unexpected news with People magazine.

[Fiancée] Katherine [Cook] came and threw a pregnancy test in front of me — three of them actually — and they all said the same thing,” he recalls. “The only problem was I didn’t know what they were! I was like, ‘What is this? Are you okay?’”

Once Katherine clued him in that they’re expecting, Bucky says he “got so excited.”

To help prepare for fatherhood, the reality TV star turning to a trusted friend: television.

“I’ve been watching a bunch of episodes of Modern Family and they seem to help a lot,” he says. “I love [Modern Family character] Phil Dunphy! I don’t know that I need to be exactly like him, but he’s a trip.”

The baby news is still fresh so the couple have yet to learn the sex of their new addition but Bucky says they can’t wait for the big reveal.

“I want to know right now!” he tells People. “I want to say ‘he’ or ‘she.’ I hate saying ‘it.’”

If the bun in the oven turns out to be a boy, we think we already know the name: William Joel Covington IV!

Source: People 

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!