Danny Gokey And Wife Welcome a Son

Congrats to American Idol season 8 alum, Danny Gokey and his wife Leyicet. They welcomed their first child, a son. Daniel Emanuel Gokey was welcomed into the world at 9:52 pm EST on Sunday, January 20, weighing in at 8 lbs. 11 oz.

“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,” Danny told People Magazine.

“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!”

Congratulations, Danny and Leyicet!

Via People Magazine

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  • JosieX

    I am so happy for Danny and Leyicet! Wishing them great joy with this little guy.

  • Incipit

    Congrats on the baby, and best wishes to the family. Good that mother and child are doing well.

  • teekee

    Congrats to the Gokey’s!

  • MellyPer1692


  • Axxxel

    Congrats to the son and much luck and happiness for the father and mother and the whole family !

  • lucysfave

    Congrats to Danny and Leyicet!  So happy for them! 

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Congrats to Danny and family!!

  • luly


  • Miz

    Congrats to Danny and Leyicet. Always wonderful to welcome a new baby into the world. Best wishes to them.

  • Miz

    Congrats to Danny and Leyicet. Always wonderful to welcome a new baby into the world. Best wishes to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathleen-Moore/100001271239732 Kathleen Moore

    Danny was meant to be a father.  :)

    Congrats to the happy family.

  • steph6449

    Happy news for them :)

  • SaSa8

    Congrats to Danny and his wife.  Very happy news for them.

  • MissMyEm

    Congratulations to Danny and Leyicet.   I wish them all the best in the world and hope that Danny is now at peace after having suffered a loss such as he did a few years back.   He definitely deserves the happiness.

  • girlygirltoo


  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel DorkAngel-GBW

    Congratulations to the Gokeys!!!

  • Pippygirl

    Congrats to Danny and his wife. 

  • http://twitter.com/Falfor Connie

    Congratulation Danny and Leyicet! 

  • iluvai

    What everyone said. Congrats!!!

  • Happyhexer

    Glad Leyicet and the baby are fine. Leyicet isn’t huge, so that was a pretty big baby for her to carry and deliver.

    Very happy for Danny and his family.  But Danny is going to become intimately familiar with the meaning of sleep deprivation.  :-/  You go, Daniel Emanuel, and teach your daddy a thing or two!  ;-D

  • DaisyMagnolia

    Congratulations to Danny and Leyicet! Glad to hear mommy and baby are doing well.