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Congratulations to Scott MacIntyre and his wife Christina, who are now the proud parents of a baby boy.
The American Idol 8 finalist became a dad for the first time on Wednesday, Sept. 21, his rep confirmed to People magazine.
Christian Scott MacIntyre was born at 12:05 a.m., in Franklin, Tennessee. The couple’s first child was born weighing 6 lbs., 6 oz.
Scott was born blind and previously underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens. He was suffering from kidney failure again last June when an anonymous stranger donated a kidney to the singer.
“I am so grateful to my kidney donor for giving me my health back and allowing us to create this new life,” Scott told People. “Being a dad is already so rewarding, and I am treasuring this special time with Christina and our son.”
Adds Christina, “I have always wanted to be a mom, and Christian is a beautiful gift. He is a calm and easygoing little guy just like his dad!”
“It’s crazy,” MacIntyre told People in April. “It was not possible for us to have a baby while I was in kidney failure, so my donor not only gave me the gift of life but also allowed us to create a new life.”
Prior to finding out the sex of their baby, the couple had already picked out names for both a boy and a girl.
“Now that I have my transplant and have my health back, I’m so looking forward to this new chapter with Christina and our baby,” said Scott.