American Idol’s Danny Gokey and Wife Leyicet Welcome a Baby Boy

Congratulations to American Idol season 8 alum Danny Gokey and his wife Leyicet. The couple have welcomed their fourth child–a baby boy named Emanuel Daniel Gokey–into the family.

Danny announced the happy news on Instagram, posting a photo of himself and his three children, son Gabriel Daniel who turns 2 years old later this month, Daniel Emmanuel 6 1/2 and sister Victoria Isabella 4 1/2.

“We are so excited to announce that our 4th child Emanuel made his entrance into the world today 8.16.2019. Emanuel Daniel Gokey 8lbs 14oz,” Danny wrote alongside the Instagram photo.

Danny first announced the new addition to his and Leyicet’s family on Instagram back in February. A photo of his three children, featured Daniel excitedly holding up a sonogram. “It’s official!! Baby Gokey #4 is coming this August!!!,” Danny captioned the photo.

The Christian singer released his fifth studio album, Haven’t Seen it Yet, earlier this year, and has spent most of the past few months  promoting the album. In April, Danny talked to People magazine about balancing his life as a father and a singer. “I had to learn some things because it’s not easy. … Being a dad is one of my favorite things in life,” he said. “This spring, I went on a 44-city tour. In addition to that, I did a 15-city radio tour and then I finished a record.”

“When I get home, [Gabriel] does not let me go,” he added. “I could literally hold him and hold him. He just needs my attention. I think it’s interesting at this age, introducing a fourth child into the mix. I think that’s pretty sweet.”

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