Singer and American Idol winner Kris Allen is a first-time father after his wife Katy O’connell gave birth to a baby boy.
The pair has named their newborn son Oliver Neil Allen, with their representative telling Usmagazine.com, “He’s seven pounds, seven ounces, 20 3/4 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great.”
The couple married in 2008, a year before Allen won American Idol. The musician announced he was going to be a father in January after he and O’Connell were involved in a nasty car accident on New Year’s Day. Scary stuff, for sure!
He took to his official Twitter account to say, “Thank you, Ford, for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family and the little one we have on the way safe. Yes, I got in a really bad wreck tonight, and yes, I’m having a lil baby.”
As you already know, winners of the hit singing competition get Ford vehicles as a top prize. Congratulations to Allen and his wife on their new addition!