Congratulations to Danny Gokey and his wife Layicet! The pair welcomed their first baby, son Daniel Emanuel Gokey, on Sunday, January 20th. Daniel weighed in at 8 lbs 11 oz. and arrived at 9:52 pm, Danny confirms to PEOPLE magazine.
In the interview with People magazine, Danny said:
“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.
“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!”
The couple wed a year ago in Florida. It’s the second marriage for Danny, who lost his first wife to heart disease in 2008.