“American Idol” alum Danny Gokey announced that he and his wife, Leyicet, are expecting their fourth child together.
The Christian music artist shared the news on his Instagram page: “It’s official!! Baby Gokey #4 is coming this August!!!” he wrote. In the attached photograph, Daniel Emanuel, six, holds up a strip of ultrasound photos of his unborn sibling as he and his sister Victoria Isabella, 4, and brother Gabriel, 17 months, smile for the camera.
Gokey’s wife also shared the news on social media with another photograph of her children, which had Daniel and Victoria looking excited but Gabriel, not so much.
“2 of the 3 are excited lol baby is due in August! So excited!” she captioned the photo. “I know I’ve told half the world but I forgot to announce it here!”
A former truck driver, Gokey auditioned for Season 8 of “Idol” in August 2008, just four weeks after his wife, Sophia, died during an operation related to a lifelong heart condition. He placed third, behind winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert, and has since released several chart-topping albums, including My Best Days (2010) and Rise (2017).
Gokey, who remarried in 2012, created Sophia’s Heart Foundation in honor of his late wife. A devout Christian, Gokey frequently credits his faith with helping him heal from depression and find restoration through music.
“I think the most rewarding part is fulfilling the call and the plan that God has on my life,” he recently said. “It’s one of those things where it’s just such an honor to be a spokesman for the King through music, and He really gives me a lot of leeway in my shows to create and to make things the way I want to design it. I think it’s fulfilling the will and the call God has for your life, knowing that you’re walking in the call.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett