American Idol season 11 finalist Colton Dixon and his wife Annie welcomed identical twin girls to the world on Tuesday August 18.
Ava Dior was born weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz., while her sister Athens Elizabeth weighed in at 5 lbs., 6 0z. “Everyone meet Athens Elizabeth and Ava Dior Dixon. We are over the moon to experience life with these twin girls,” the couple told People magazine.
Sharing a photo of their newborns’ tiny feet, the new parents added, “They truly are our two little miracles.”
The Christian music artist told People in February, “Becoming a dad is something I’ve always looked forward to. Whether seeing other kids with their parents or reminiscing on the times I had with my own when I was young, these are moments to be cherished.”
Annie said that having a baby on the way was “truly a dream come true,” adding, “As a first-time mom, I’ve felt really vulnerable navigating this new territory, but the kindness from fellow moms has helped put me at ease, along with the support of my husband.”
“I think I will be able to understand life in new ways, and though I know it’s a big learning curve, I’m excited for the next chapter,” she continued. “Colton and I have always wanted children. We’ve always said, ‘One day’.”
Earlier this year, Colton signed with Atlantic Records and released a new single “Miracles.” The singer-songwriter is is currently working on his next album.
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Love is an action. Love is a choice. Love is a promise. It always hopes, always trusts, always perseveres. I love you Annie. I cant wait for this next chapter in our lives. I’m honored that I get to lead, protect, and love this family. You’ve taught me that life is more than just what we do, but how and why we do it. You are the most beautiful person I know, and I’m sure that you will be the best mom ever. We’ve got this. #twins #girldad #ilovemywife