July 16, 2012 07:00 AM by Lisa Princ
While Adam Lambert has been making news with a possible new judging stint on American Idol, another season eight alum has some news of his own. And let us be the first to say congratulations to American Idol alum Danny Gokey and his wife Leyicet. The couple announced recently that they are expecting their first child together! Read on for the scoop…
Danny Gokey is going to be a father, and the American Idol alum could not be more excited to share his awesome news with the world!
“Hey guys I’m happy to announce that my wife Leyicet Gokey and I are having a baby!! She a little over 3 months pregnant & due in January!!! We’re so excited,” Gokey posted on his Facebook page yesterday.
Danny, who won over the hearts of many during his stint on American Idol, went on to finish in third place on the eighth season of the show, but was beat out by Adam Lambert, and
worst Idol winner ever season eight winner, Kris Allen. After his run on American Idol, Danny met Leyicet. The couple tied the knot back in January of this year.
But Leyicet was not Danny’s first wife. Danny shared the tale of losing his first love during his time on Idol. Tragedy struck Danny back as he lost his first wife Sophia in 2008 after a routine surgery for congenital heart disease. Danny Gokey then went on to found Sophia’s heart, an organization that helps children and families during poverty, disease, and broken homes. Danny’s first wife had an extraordinary love for children, so how fitting is it for Danny to be expecting a child.
Congratulations again to the happy couple!
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