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Kings of Leon’s Matthew Followill Is a Dad-to-Be

03/01/2011 at 12:45 PM ET
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Kings of Leon will soon welcome a new prince — or princess — into the band.

Guitarist Matthew Followill, 25, and wife Johanna Bennett are expecting their first child, a rep for the band confirms to PEOPLE.

The baby, reportedly due this spring, will arrive around the time Kings of Leon head back out on the road in support of their latest album, Come Around Sundown.

Followill and Bennett, 26, are the first couple to announce they have a child on the way — although other members have begun to settle down.

Drummer Nathan Followill wed singer Jessie Baylin in Nov. 2009, while frontman Caleb Followill popped the question to model Lily Aldridge in Sept. 2010.

– Sarah Michaud with reporting by Rennie Dyball

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:) on

Congrats to them! Most fans have known this for a while but it’s great to finally have to confirmed :) Wish them the best xo

Rebecca on

congrats! :D
been a fan eevry since that fifa ad back in ’04
can wait to see little Followills running around :D

Sadie on

I knew they were together, but I didn’t realize they were married! Congrats to them on the baby! Those Followill genes are too good not to pass along lol

Lori on

Awesome!! Congrats! Now instead of long nights playing, it will be long nights of feeding and diaper changing… the toughest gig you will ever love!

wharfrat on

Matthew is a cool dude and will make a great dad,and a baby will keep his head straight,I hope he teaches his child to play the guitar as well as Matt does.

CelebBabyLover on

Congrats to them! They managed to keep the pregnancy a secret for a long time (since the baby is due in the spring and it’s already March!). I also hope that Matthew won’t have to miss the baby’s birth because of touring!

Caylee on

I am sooo happy for Matt! I love Kings Of Leon and always have(: This baby is going to be gorgeous and have extremely hot/talented uncles♥ Hopefully Caleb and Nathan have babies.. soon. :D


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