American Idol Season 8 Finalist….Danny Gokey!

Danny Gokey & Leyicet GokeyDanny & Leyicet                                          Photo Courtesy of Danny Gokey

Danny & Leyicet Gokey welcomed their first son, Daniel Emanuel Gokey yesterday.

“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 recently.

“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 went on to say.

Danny Gokey married his model wife, Leyicet a little over a year ago in a private ceremony in Florida. This is Gokey’s second marriage, as he tragically lost his first wife Sophia in 2008 after a routine surgery for congenital heart disease.

Danny now runs the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, which helps homeless families, in her honor.

I say the Danny Gokey and his wife have started the new year with a bang!

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