Already have an account?
Get back to the

Kris Allen, Wife Katy O’Connell Welcome Baby Boy Oliver Neil!

Katy Allen (L) and singer Kris Allen in May 2011
Kris Allen and his wife, Katy O'Connell, welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Oliver Neil

Kris Allen is a dad! The season eight American Idol winner, 28, welcomed a baby boy with his wife, Katy O'Connell, on Tuesday, July 30, his rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.

"Little Oliver Neil Allen is here!" the rep tells Us. "He's 7 pounds, 7 ounces, 20 3/4 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great."

Related: PHOTOS: American Idol babies, weddings, and more!

Allen first revealed his wife's pregnancy in January, after he was injured in a car accident. "Thank you, Ford, for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family and the little one we have on the way safe," he tweeted. "Yes, I got in a really bad wreck tonight, and yes, I'm having a lil baby."

Related: PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of Kris' American Idol win

Two months later, he opened up about first-time fatherhood-to-be at the SXSW Festival in Austin. "I am really excited," he gushed. "I've always wanted to be a dad…[Katy has] already started buying him clothes like mine. He's already got some [fedoras]."

Related: PHOTOS: Amazing Idol makeovers

This is the first child for the singer and his wife. Together since high school, they married in September 2008.

In this article

Got a Tip form close button
Got a tip for US?
We're All Ears for Celebrity Buzz!