Congratulations to Kris Allen and his wife Katy O’Connell who welcomed a boy on Tuesday (July 30). His rep stated, “Little Oliver Neil Allen is here! He’s 7 pounds, 7 ounces, 20 3/4 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great.”
Kris, 28, – who won season eight of American Idol – shared a photo via Instagram of himself in hospital gear.
He wrote: “My outfit for the day. The best outfit ill ever where. #bestdayofmylife”
The couple were high school sweethearts and were married in September 2008 – just months before he auditioned for American Idol.
US Weekly reports he said at the SXSW Festival in Austin, “I am really excited. I’ve always wanted to be a dad…[Katy has] already started buying him clothes like mine. He’s already got some [fedoras].”