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American Idol Winner Kris Allen Welcomes Son

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Kris Allen, a winner of the singing competition show “American Idol,” has welcomed a son, Oliver Neil, with his wife Katy.  The boy is the couple’s first child.  More from PEOPLE.com:

“Happy day!!!! My little stud was born today. Oliver is here people,” the singer Tweets. The baby boy weighs in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. and is 20¾ inches long. “Mom and baby are doing great,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

Allen, 28, and his wife revealed back in January that they were expecting. “I am really excited. I’ve always wanted to be a dad,” Allen later said. “My wife already started buying him clothes like me. He’s already got some [fedoras].”

It’s been a year of joy but also hardship for Allen. Also in January, he and Katy were involved in a serious car accident that shattered Allen’s wrist.

Image: Kris Allen, via Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

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‘American Idol’ Winner in Car Crash; Announces Impending Fatherhood

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Kris Allen, the winner of the eighth season of “American Idol,” and his wife Katy Allen survived a car crash on New Year’s Day, and in the process of reassuring fans that he was injured with a broken arm but would make a full recovery, announced that the couple is expecting their first child.  More from E! Online:

“From Kris: he’s in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision,” his mother, Kimberly Allen, tweeted Tuesday evening, including a picture of a good-natured Allen looking rather shocked as he clutched his wounded arm.

She continued, “Kristopher and Katy (Allen, Kris’ wife) are both pretty beat up but ALIVE! Thank you Jesus! They are setting his arm now and will have surgery tomorrow….”

…Later, Kris took to his Twitter to reassure his fans … and let slip some exciting news! “Thank you @ford for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family @katyallen @ZorroPup and the little one we have on the way safe,” he wrote.

“Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy.”

Image: Kris Allen, via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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