Gareth Gates Welcomes Daughter Missy

04/06/2009 at 06:00 PM ET

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It’s a girl for former Pop Idol star Gareth Gates and his wife Suzanne Mole Gates. Missy Gates was born on Monday, April 6th, weighing in at 7 lbs., 4 oz. The proud new father, 24, shares in a statement that:

“We are so excited, Missy is beautiful and we can’t wait to spend time together as a family.”

The couple announced the pregnancy in October. Gareth and Suzanne were married on July 18, 2008. The singer entered the public eye when he participated in Pop Idol in 2002 and placed second.

Source: Gareth’s MySpace Page

Thanks to CBB reader Victoria.

– Angela

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Chris on

Congrats. Missy is a really cute name.

Lisa on

Congrats to Gareth and Suzanne on the birth of Missy, which is a lovely name.

Moesey on

Congratulations to Gareth and Suzanne on the birth of their baby girl Missy.(Love the name,very sweet)

Blackrose on

Missy is my cats name.

Hayley on

Congratulations Gareth and Suzanne on the birth of your lovely daughter Missy,im over the moon for you both.

Skipsie on

Gareth Gates was my first crush! I was 10 or 11 when he went on pop idol.
Congratulations to him and his wife, Missy’s such a cute name!