American Idol’s Kris Allen and Wife Katy Welcome a Baby Boy (PHOTO)

Congratulation to American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen and his wife Katy. They are the proud parents of baby Marlo James Francis. The singer announced the happy news on social media:

Welcome to the world my new little man Marlo James Francis Allen! Yesterday really was such a great day. I could not be more proud of my wife. She is the definition of a superhero. Marlo has only been in the world for a day but I couldn’t imagine loving him any more than I do right now. But I know that will only grow.

Kris and Katy are already the proud parents of a son, Oliver, born in 2013 and a daughter Rosie, who came into the world in 2016.

This fall, Kris will embark on his “10 years 1 night” tour, which celebrates a decade in music from the time he won American Idol in May 2009. The tour kicks off at the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Mass and winds up in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 23. Click here for tickets.

Kris has been in a Nashville studio lately “Workin on some different versions of some songs you may know.”

Check out a photo of baby Marlo. What a sweet little face!

Katy posted more photos alongside a sweet message.

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Welcome to the world baby boy Marlo Allen! ??? ? I just have to share the story of how he got his name… In the spring of 2018, Kris and I were briefly discussing the possibility of having a third kid. I asked Oliver what he would think about having another baby in the family, and he said he would like it. I asked him what he thought we should name the baby if we had one, and he thought for just a moment and said “Marlo!” I was surprised because it would have been more like him to say something like Optimus Prime.? (This is the same kid who named his fish Airplane during his flight obsessed phase.) I said that it was such a cute name and asked where he heard it, and he said he just made it up! I told him it was actually a real name and that I really liked it and thought it could be good for a boy or a girl. We told Kris about our conversation, and the next day Oliver asked me to remind him of the name he said, but then it never came up again. ? Fast forward to December of 2018, and we were telling him that we were actually going to have another baby. He was really excited, and the very next thing out of his mouth was “are we still going to name the baby Marlo?” Kris and I couldn’t believe he remembered! We just kind of looked at each other and decided right then that yes, we would! ? Marlo James Francis Allen (James is after Kris’ great grandfather, and Francis is the middle name of my grandfather, father and brother.) Born July 31st at 10:00 AM. 8 pounds 3 ounces and 21 inches long. We are so in love! ????

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