Former American Idol contestant Danny Gokey and his wife, model Leyicet Peralta, welcomed a baby boy on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Daniel Emanuel Gokey, the couple’s first child, weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. at birth.
“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,” Gokey told People.
“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!”
Gokey, 32, and Peralta, 26, got married last January. The couple announced six months after the wedding that they were expecting a baby.
This is Gokey’s second marriage. He lost his first wife in 2008 after a routine surgery for congenital heart disease.